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Army approves billion-dollar deal to improve housing conditions at 6 bases

The deal is an effort to improve housing after a scandal revealed that many families experienced dangerous conditions.
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How Congress is now addressing military family housing concerns

In the defense bill Congress made law, officials are hoping to protect service members and their families from dangers inside their homes and address health impacts.
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Five more military families sue privatized landlord alleging mold, vermin, lead paint and raw sewage

Cockroach-infested couches, a hole in the floor causing high electricity bills, long-term health problems are part of military families' allegations.
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Sgt. Maj. of the army tours military housing at Ft. Benning

The tour came after continued concerns over conditions with reports of mold and pest infestations, along with lead poisoning that could affect children.
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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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A grim reality of reopening: More mold

Unoccupied buildings, abandoned during the coronavirus shutdowns, give fungi a great opportunity to move in.
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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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How living in an ‘incredibly toxic’ world raises your risk for Alzheimer’s

A leading authority on the cognitive peril posed by mold, toxins and heavy metals has a word of warning.

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In public housing, a battle against mold and rising seas

Neglected infrastructure, already a source of mold, is also making public housing more vulnerable to climate change.
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Fort Campbell housing: Post plans to tear down homes with lead paint

Col. Jeremy Bell, Fort Campbell's garrison commander, advocates for sweeping replacement of older homes on post.
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Water passed out to Flint residents should be poured out, church says

People that picked up bottled water spooled by FEMA to a Flint church are being told to pour it out after reports of the bottles smelling like mildew and mold.

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Shannon Razsadin: For some military families, living conditions lacking

There needs to be collaboration across public and private entities so that military families have safe, fair, and affordable housing opportunities.

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

Local nonprofit Environmental Health Watch this week announced the launch of Housing.Health, an online database.

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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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