- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Corvias Residents get new cardboard recycling drop-off
- Utility moratorium and Live Army Green
- NEW! Make your payments online 24/7
- $550,000 in scholarships awarded to military children by Corvias Foundation
- Reminder: Your opinion could be worth $1500
- Introducing: Your move-out made easy
- Green Corner
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Upcoming events and important dates
- June 7- Army Survey deadline! Ensure you take your survey for a chance to win $ 1,500!
- June 25- Birthday club; Palmetto Terrace 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Popsicle Friday – Every Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 at each Community Center
Corvias residents can now support DFMWR events and activities thanks to new cardboard recycling pilot program. The drop-off point, in the Dogwood Housing community, is possible by the collaboration of Corvias Military Living, Red River Waste Solutions, Net Zero Waste 2020 and the JRTC & Fort Polk Recycling Center. All residents are encouraged to recycle extra cardboard at the 24-hour location on Hall Court.
Residents can recycle cardboard that does not fit their blue curbside recycling bins at the new drop-off point. PCS moves and excess stored cardboard are ideal for the drop-off site. The Garrison Commander requested the program to better serve Housing residents. The partnership offers a solution for collection of extra cardboard that supports quality of life programs and activities for Soldiers and family members at JRTC & Fort Polk.
Collected cardboard is brought to the JRTC & Fort Polk Recycling Center. The profits from the sale of recyclable material at the recycling center is returned to the installation. The profits maintain equipment and personnel requirements, fund pollution prevention projects and support DFMWR activities. Recycling funded Freedom Fest fireworks, the 2014 Brantley Gilbert concert and the Annual Catfish Derby. Fort Polk’s Garrison Commander hopes to see more cardboard collection sites in each of the Housing neighborhoods with the completion of a successful pilot. Residents are asked to recycle their extra cardboard at this new collection site to support Fort Polk’s Net Zero Waste 2020 initiative.
We would like to take this opportunity to clear up any misconception concerning the end of the utility moratorium. Due to the duct and insulation upgrades for all homes that needed it, it was decided by Corvias and Garrison that the moratorium would no longer be needed. These upgrades will help increase the comfort level for residents in these homes by keeping cool air in and providing better circulation in the home.
As you may know, BAH includes components of rent and utilities. However, according to the Live Army Green initiative, if a home’s utility usage is above a monthly established baseline the resident will be responsible for the difference. If usage is below the monthly baseline, the resident would receive a rebate.
You will not have to pay the entire utility bill out of pocket, only the difference between your actual usage and the monthly baseline. The baseline is a real-time average based on current weather conditions. By using the current month’s average usage as the baseline, weather is automatically accounted for. During a hot summer, the baseline will move up accordingly, as everyone will be using more utilities to cool their home.
How is this calculated?
- Baseline Calculation – The baseline is recalculated monthly by taking like homes, removing vacant homes, faulty data and the top and bottom homes, and then averaging the consumption.
- Buffer – Any resident consuming an amount that is above the baseline by 10% or less will not be billed. Any resident consuming an amount that is more than 10% above the baseline will be billed for the difference between the baseline (average) and their actual consumption.
- Trigger Point – All bills and credits will be subject to a minimum $25 Trigger Point. If the amount owed or the amount of the rebate for conservation is less than $25, that amount will accrue to the next month. Once any amount is $25 or greater, a bill will be generated or a rebate check will be issued.
Approximately 80% of all households enrolled in the Live Army Green program either have no monthly bill or receive a rebate check each month.
We are excited to announce big changes are happening with payment options for residents at Corvias Military Living. You now have online and mobile rent payment options. This will save you time in your day and allow you to pay your rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home. If you are already set up with an allotment of your BAH going towards your home each month, this will not apply to you. However, it may apply in the event you need to pay a prorated amount for rent upon move-in or when you move-out and wish to pay an outstanding balance. Click here for a summary of your options.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded 11 college scholarships of up to $50,000 to outstanding high school students, marking the 10th class of scholarship recipients. Elisabeth Sanders, representing Fort Polk, was among this year’s scholars.
Elisabeth Sanders will graduate from Pickering High School and has been involved in softball, BETA Club, yearbook, National Honor Society, and Junior Civitan Club. Sanders plans to attend Louisiana Tech University to study English with the ultimate plan of becoming an English teacher. Her father is Chief Warrant Officer 3 Scott Shafer of the United States Army JRTC Ops Group Aviation Division.
Corvias Military Living is asking all residents to complete the 2015 Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Resident Survey. The survey gives on-post residents an opportunity to provide feedback to the Army, RCI and Corvias Military Living on how their housing needs are being met.
All residents who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of two iPads and one grand prize of $1,500! Staff Sgt. Thomas Siqueiros was the first winner of an iPad Air in a drawing Corvias held last week. The prize drawing for the second iPad Air will be held on June 8 and the drawing for the $1,500 grand prize will also be held that week.
The electronic survey was emailed to all residents on May 7. Residents who did not receive the survey should email ARMYHousingsurvey@celassociates.com for a link to complete the survey. Residents must complete and submit the online survey by June 7.
The survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete and asks questions on topics such as residents’ evaluation of their present home, community amenities, resident activities, the community maintenance team and property management team, among others.
All survey answers are strictly confidential and residents are urged to offer honest responses. Personal data is not tabulated and the survey does not identify the resident in any way.
The feedback provides the Army and Corvias with vital information to evaluate the current state of the partnership and guide future improvements to the housing facilities and residential services.
We are excited to provide you more flexibility and convenience with the move out process. You are encouraged to attend our new move out information sessions. These sessions will answer your questions, provide you with information and a check list for the move out process. Contact your community office to find out the dates and times of the next move out information session. We wish we did not have to say bye, but we hope to see you there!
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.