10 U.S. Code § 2851a - Supervision of military housing by Chief Housing Officer

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(a) Designation.—
(1)
The Secretary of Defense shall designate, from among officials of the Department of Defense who are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, a Chief Housing Officer who shall oversee family housing and military unaccompanied housing under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense or acquired or constructed under subchapter IV of this chapter (in this section referred to as “covered housing units”).
(2)
The official of the Department of Defense designated as Chief Housing Officer may be assigned duties in addition to the duties as Chief Housing Officer under subsection (b).
(b) Principal Duties.—
(1) The Chief Housing Officer shall oversee all aspects of the provision of covered housing units, including the following:
(A)
Creation and standardization of policies and processes regarding covered housing units.
(B)
Oversight of the administration of any Department of Defense-wide policies regarding covered housing units, to include, in coordination with the Secretaries of the military departments, the housing documents developed pursuant to section 2890 of this title entitled Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights and Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Responsibilities.
(2)
The duties specified in paragraph (1) may not be further delegated.
(Added Pub. L. 116–92, div. B, title XXX, § 3012(a), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 1921, § 2890a; renumbered § 2851a and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2811(a), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4323.)
Amendments

2021—Pub. L. 116–283, § 2811(a)(3), renumbered section 2890a of this title as this section.

Pub. L. 116–283, § 2811(a)(2), inserted “Supervision of military housing by” before “Chief” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 116–283, § 2811(a)(1)(A), substituted “family housing and military unaccompanied housing under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense or acquired or constructed under subchapter IV of this chapter (in this section referred to as ‘covered housing units’)” for “housing units”.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 116–283, § 2811(a)(1)(B)(ii), inserted “covered” before “housing units” in two places.

Pub. L. 116–283, § 2811(a)(1)(B)(i), substituted “covered housing units” for “housing under subchapter IV and this subchapter” in introductory provisions.

Notification of Designation

Pub. L. 116–92, div. B, title XXX, § 3012(b), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 1921, provided that:

“Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 20, 2019], the Secretary of Defense shall notify the congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives] of the official of the Department of Defense designated as Chief Housing Officer under section 2890a [now 2581a] of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a). Any time the designation of Chief Housing Officer changes, the Secretary of Defense shall update the notification of the congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives] within 30 days after the new designation.”