From black mold to brown bathwater, new report released Wednesday details a serious privatized military housing problem.
A report released Wednesday shows military families are living in dangerous conditions on bases. These are the people who are charged with protecting our freedom and yet, at the same time, they are fighting for their own safety inside their homes. The new data gives a detailed picture of what life looks like at local bases in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Pictures of the homes of military families make you think – ‘who would want to live with this?’ They show rodent skulls children found at that back door, mold covering insulation and lead paint chipping off a door frame.
All these people want is a safe place to live, but that’s what they’re dealing with across the country and right here in our area.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick Starr, his wife Heidi and their two sons moved into a home on Marine Corps Base Quantico in 2017.
“From the moment walking into that house, we could tell something was wrong,” Heidi said.
In January of 2018, a busted pipe left two inches of water in the home.
“I remember hearing what sounded like, it was like a rushing water sound,” she recalled.
The cleanup revealed a bigger issue.