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Exclusive: Air Force suspends fee payments to landlord Balfour Beatty following Reuters report

22 Jul 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified maintenance records at an Oklahoma base to help it qualify for millions of dollars in bonuses.

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

18 Jul 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes.

Paint makers reach $305 million settlement in California, ending marathon lead poisoning lawsuit

17 Jul 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing.

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

17 Jul 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes.

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

17 Jul 2019

OAKLAND, Calif., July 17 When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes.

Paint makers reach $305 mln settlement in California, ending marathon lead poisoning lawsuit

17 Jul 2019

OAKLAND, Calif., July 17 After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing.

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.

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