Warner Hears Military Housing Complaints

Mold, Health Issues Discussed

April 25, 2019 - 8:13 pm

Fort Lee, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -- Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) toured privitized military housing in both Norfolk and at Fort Lee Thursday, hearing numerous complaints of health issues, mold contamination, and bad flooring.  The military moved away from handling housing in the late 1990s to focus on its core mission, handing housing over to private companies.

(Wayne Covil, WTVR, pool)

One woman told Warner, after his tour, that she wanted an apology from the private compay handling her home.  She says the mold issues have impacted her and her children, and have left her feeling like she is dying inside.  Another woman attended the meeting three days after giving birth, because she felt the mold in her home warranted it.  A third woman, a soldier, told the Senator she wonders if the issues with her recent home caused her miscarriage.

Warner, at the end of the meeting, apologized on behalf of the American people.  He also suggested another meeting is in order, bringing in the leadership of the private company itself, to try and get things moving faster.