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Secretary of Army returns to Fort Bragg to check on military housing

A little more than a year since his last visit to Fort Bragg, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy returns to get an update on military housing.
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Fort Bragg families enter into class-action complaint against post’s housing provider

Three families filed a class-action complaint against the installation's housing partner, complaining of mold, lead-based paint and wood rot.

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Fort Campbell housing: Post plans to tear down homes with lead paint

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Shannon Razsadin: For some military families, living conditions lacking

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New website Housing.Health helps Cleveland renters research lead, asthma risks

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MacDill Air Force Base: Families allege unsafe conditions at privatized military housing in Florida

The families allege unsafe conditions including rotting walls and problems with mold.
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FEMA’s hurricane aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands has stalled

Two years after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, records show the agency’s work on long-term recovery on the islands is crawling compared with some states on the mainland.
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Military families are getting sick from mold in their homes. Now they’re suing

A recent Army report showed that some residents at Joint Base Lewis-McChord worried about facing reprisals if they raised concerns or complained.
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Mysterious mold and smog abound after federal inaction

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"Billows of mold": AETC military families suing private housing contractor

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