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M.B. Pell

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

Jul 22 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.

Sen. Warren seeks investigation of landlord at U.S. Air Force base

Jun 27 2019

NEW YORK U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking an official inquiry and demanding answers from the Air Force and one of its top housing contractors following a Reuters-CBS News report describing how the company falsified maintenance records to help it secure Defense Department bonuses.

Special Report: Air Force landlord falsified records to boost income, records show

Jun 18 2019

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Oklahoma When Paige and Nick Ippolito moved to a row house on this air base in 2015, the floors in the kitchen, living room and hallway were warped. They told the base’s landlord, Balfour Beatty Communities, but “nothing was done,” a company maintenance report shows.

U.S. military landlord filed false maintenance logs, earning bonuses, Reuters finds

Jun 18 2019

NEW YORK A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records at a major U.S. military base to help it maximize fees earned from the Department of Defense, a Reuters investigation found.

U.S. military landlord filed false maintenance logs, earning bonuses, Reuters finds

Jun 18 2019

NEW YORK A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records at a major U.S. military base to help it maximize fees earned from the Department of Defense, a Reuters investigation found.

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

May 23 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

May 22 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.

Senator Warren offers military housing bill to boost inspections, transparency

Apr 26 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.

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.

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