September Storm Triggers Housing Shortage at Camp Lejeune

September Storm Triggers Housing Shortage at Camp Lejeune

Atlantic Marine Corps Communities (AMCC), which manages most of the housing at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., has begun terminating leases for non-active-duty families and stopped accepting newly stationed personnel to help alleviate a severe shortage of habitable units after hundreds of homes at the installation were damaged by Hurricane Florence, reports Military.com. Seventy percent of the company’s housing inventory in North Carolina — which includes Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River and MCAS Cherry Point — received some level of damage during the September storm which dumped several feet of rain over eastern North Carolina. “As of today, we have more than 800 military families who have either relocated to a home within the AMCC housing community, are scheduled to relocate to a home, have been placed in temporary lodging or will be placed in temporary lodging while repairs are performed on their home,” according to a statement from Lendlease, which controls AMCC.

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez

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