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U.S. Senate committee proposes $301 million for military housing reform plan

23 May 2019

WASHINGTON The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $301 million in new funding to enhance housing safety and oversight on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports documenting squalid conditions in privately run military homes, senior committee staff said Thursday.

U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows

22 May 2019

NEW YORK U.S. military families are expressing far deeper dissatisfaction with their housing conditions than their private landlords claim, according to a granular survey of tenants at more than 100 bases across the country that was recently presented to Congress.

U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows

22 May 2019

NEW YORK, May 22 U.S. military families are expressing far deeper dissatisfaction with their housing conditions than their private landlords claim, according to a granular survey of tenants at more than 100 bases across the country that was recently presented to Congress.

Senator Warren offers military housing bill to boost inspections, transparency

26 Apr 2019

NEW YORK Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic lawmakers on Friday proposed a bill that offers new protections for U.S. military families facing unsafe housing, following a series of Reuters reports revealing squalid conditions in privately managed base homes.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-U.S. Senator Warren offers military housing bill to boost inspections, transparency

26 Apr 2019

NEW YORK, April 26 Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic lawmakers on Friday proposed a bill https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/reuterscom/1/121/121/Military%20Housing%20Oversight%20and%20Service%20Member%20Protection%20Act.pdf that offers new protections for U.S. military families facing unsafe housing, following a series of Reuters reports revealing squalid conditions in privately managed base homes.

U.S. military advances sprawling mission to quell housing-safety scandal

11 Apr 2019

WEST POINT, New York One U.S. military base has dubbed it Operation Victory Homefront. It's a mission the world's most powerful military never envisioned.

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

19 Mar 2019

ARUNDEL, Maine For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business.

Responding to unsafe military housing, U.S. armed forces unveil tenant bill of rights

06 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines unveiled a proposed tenant bill of rights on Wednesday that would hand more power to military families facing housing hazards and place enhanced scrutiny on private landlords drawing billions in fees from their military partnerships.

Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families

15 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army's top leadership vowed on Friday to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms, test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting Army base residents from dangerous homes.

Senators vow urgent reform to correct 'unacceptable' military housing conditions

14 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senators scolded real estate executives and Pentagon leadership over "unacceptable" conditions in privatized military housing on Wednesday, vowing urgent reform to protect service families from widespread health and safety hazards in base homes. | Video

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