WASHINGTON (WCBD) – A report found military families are dealing with sub-standard and even dangerous conditions in military housing.
The problems include mold, asbestos, faulty wiring, and pest infestation.
Some senators are suggesting Congress to consider withholding payments to contractors if they do not do a better job.
One lawmaker says the issues hurt military readiness.
“They’ve got the spouse at home talking about these problems and worries about the health and well-being of their children – they’re not as ready,” said Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina
“We let down some of our residents. I am sorry and we’re going to fix this,” said one contractor.
Corvias Group executives blame the problems on poor communication, the condition of sometimes historical military barracks and even extensive natural disasters.