Armed Forces News

Respondents to two Army surveys of government-owned and private housing largely expressed displeasure with several key aspects.
The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) reported that 37.5 percent of all respondents to a family housing survey felt that housing was below average, poor or very poor. Fifteen percent said the housing was average, while 47 percent responded that it was good, very good or outstanding.

While residents believe their homes and neighborhoods are generally safe, they were less impressed with maintenance, schools and school safety.
The second survey focused solely on housing. Respondents gave their neighborhoods low marks for landscaping, visitor parking, pest control, and the less-than-ideal condition of roads, sidewalks and common areas, AUSA reported.

Army officials say they will use the results as guidelines to follow as they work to improve housing areas.