• Military Families Sue Over Housing Conditions

    Military Families Sue Over Housing Conditions0

    Eight families filed a lawsuit this week over the conditions of privatized housing at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The suit alleges that the landlord, Hunt Military Communities, “subject[ed] tenant service members and their families to atrocious conditions, including pervasive mold and other airborne toxins,” Military Times reported. The families,

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  • NAS Jacksonville Introduces New Housing Inspection Certification Course

    NAS Jacksonville Introduces New Housing Inspection Certification Course0

    Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., kicked off a new Navy housing inspections training course last week to continue the service’s efforts toward improving residents’ housing experience, according to a press release. The course, “Conducting Navy Housing Inspections” conducted Sept. 24-27, offered certification by Commander, Navy Installations Command’s (CNIC) Housing Learning Center (HLC), according to the

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  • Making Military Housing More Available: A Conversation with Up for Growth

    Making Military Housing More Available: A Conversation with Up for Growth0

    Mike Kingsella is executive director of Up for Growth. The issue of affordable housing in our defense communities mirrors national issues of housing availability. Could you share some background on your organization and its approach toward the national housing problem? Up for Growth National Coalition is a broad and diverse member-driven organization made up of

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  • Military Leaders Meet with Privatized Housing Executives

    Military Leaders Meet with Privatized Housing Executives0

    Army Secretary Mark Esper, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and other Pentagon leaders met Thursday with senior executives of privatized housing companies that manage housing on military installations, according to an Army press release. The secretaries presented a proposed Tenant Bill of Rights and led discussions on improving privatized housing conditions.

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  • Draft MilCon Bill Would Block Wall Funding, Provide $140 Million for Housing Repairs

    Draft MilCon Bill Would Block Wall Funding, Provide $140 Million for Housing Repairs0

    A draft of a military construction appropriations bill unveiled by House Democrats Tuesday would block the use of any DOD construction funds for the administration’s border barrier, according to U.S. News and World Report. The House Appropriations Military Construction-VA subcommittee proposed the $108 billion legislation with language that would prohibit the Pentagon from redirecting $3.6

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  • ‘I’d Be Sympathetic’: 7 Moments from Tuesday’s HASC Hearing

    ‘I’d Be Sympathetic’: 7 Moments from Tuesday’s HASC Hearing0

    Army and Air Force leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights, based on a CQ transcript: Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) asked whether DOD can adequately operate under a fiscal year 2020 appropriation of $733 billion, the amount House leaders have proposed. “I think the Army’s component of

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