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Deborah Nelson

Senator Blumenthal seeks criminal investigation of shoddy military housing

Mar 07 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. senators demanded accountability for slum-like housing conditions on military bases across the country Thursday, with one calling for a criminal investigation of private landlords granted vast power over tenant housing.

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

Mar 06 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 landlords agree to expand tenant rights, curb fees in latest reform after Reuters reports

Feb 21 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. Army’s private landlords committed this week to providing military families greater say and safer homes, endorsing a military blueprint that aims to reduce hazards in base housing and give tenants a stronger voice when problems arise.

Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

Feb 18 2019

WASHINGTON Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the power to withhold rent or break leases to escape unsafe conditions.

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

Feb 15 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.

Special Report: U.S. military's new housing plagued by construction flaws

Dec 21 2018

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Oklahoma Here, near the heart of America’s “Tornado Alley,” an Air Force contractor built 398 new homes less than a decade ago, bankrolled as part of the U.S. government’s vow of safe shelter for the men and women who serve.

Congress watchdog begins inquiry into housing hazards at U.S. military bases

Nov 14 2018

WASHINGTON The investigative arm of Congress has launched an inquiry into hazards faced by the occupants of housing on U.S. military bases and the oversight of those conditions by the armed services.

U.S. senator adds to pressure on Pentagon to clean up military housing

Nov 07 2018

NEW YORK A U.S. senator added to calls on the Department of Defense to address housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases across the country.

U.S. senators, citing Reuters report, demand fixes in military housing

Nov 05 2018

NEW YORK Two U.S. senators on Monday called on the Department of Defense and one of its largest landlords to fix housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases nationwide, including a Marine compound in southern California.

Special Report: U.S. Marine families battle mice, mold and landlords

Nov 01 2018

CAMP PENDLETON, California When Matt Limon enlisted in the U.S. Marines, he and wife Sharon were prepared to make sacrifices for their country: faraway deployments, long absences and frequent moves for a family with two young children.

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