A resident at Balfour Beatty Housing raises the American flag at her home at an on-base military housing community at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on March 18, 2019. (DEVIN BOWSER/U.S. NAVY)
A resident at Balfour Beatty Housing raises the American flag at her home at an on-base military housing community at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on March 18, 2019. (DEVIN BOWSER/U.S. NAVY)

Navy conducts survey of privatized housing in response to outcry over health and safety

by Rose L. Thayer
Stars and Stripes

Sailors in privatized residences now have a chance to voice their opinions about their living conditions in response to recent complaints by military families about housing health and safety concerns, Navy officials announced Tuesday.

Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, directed the survey, which is different than the standard annual questionnaire given to residents, according to a news release from Navy Installations Command, the headquarters responsible for service bases worldwide.

The survey aims to address concerns raised through the media and congressional hearings during the past few months about the living conditions in privatized military housing. A 2018 investigation by Reuters ignited the examination into military housing.

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