In an op-ed for the New York Times, AEI visiting research fellow Frances Tilney Burke highlighted the need for the Defense Department “to ensure consistent oversight of housing contractors.”
In recent years, military families across the country have struggled to deal with maintenance issues in military housing. Unhealthy living conditions they’ve experienced have included mold and rodent infestations.
“Privatized military housing needs to be remedied, and so, too, does the department’s oversight of housing for its most precious commodity: service members.”
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