Acting upon media reports of military housing in his and other states that are beset with a litany of health hazards, Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) wants the Pentagon to fix them. Warner’s concerns center upon the services provided by Lincoln Military Housing, which holds the contract to manage housing for 36,000 military families across the country. A recent report by Reuters indicated that families who live in housing managed by the company have complained that their homes are often rife with cockroaches, mice, mold and leaks. Moreover, residents claimed that their requests to the company for remedial service are largely being ignored.
“The health and safety of our service members and their families are of the utmost importance. Our nation’s military families deserve safe and healthy housing,” Warner wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis. “It is imperative that you determine a plan to alleviate these issues in the coming weeks.”