Category Archives: families

Military families are seeing some progress in their fight for tenant rights

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Some military housing tenants are seeing incremental progress in getting more of the remaining four provisions in the tenant bill of rights. Army officials are putting into place a pilot program that will test their system of providing seven years of a unit’s maintenance history to tenants, according to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. “We’re going […]

Military families using Tricare Young Adult facing spike in monthly fees, advocate says

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Military families whose children are enrolled in Tricare Young Adult will see their monthly costs increase next year by up to 22 percent, according to a military family advocate. Current monthly enrollment fees of $376 for Tricare Young Adult Prime will increase by 22 percent, said Eileen Huck, deputy director for health care for the […]

3 Marine families file lawsuit for ‘slumlord level’ privatized housing at Camp Lejeune

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A new lawsuit from three Marine Corps families claims the privatized landlords at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, let military family housing fall into squalor to maximize profits. The lawsuit was filed on Friday in the United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of three Marine Corps families against Atlantic Marine Corps […]

Military families with disabled members need more accessible homes, survey finds

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Some military families with disabled family members “are being forced to live in homes that hinder their quality of life and in many cases are just unsafe for them,” concludes a new report. The report is based on a small online survey of special needs families living in privatized housing, conducted by the Military Housing […]

Some military families scrambling to find child care after Trump’s suspension of au pair visas

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Having an au pair living with the Gile family made a big difference when the coronavirus pandemic lockdown hit this spring. While child care centers were closing all around them and around the country, and families were struggling to care for their children while working at home, “We didn’t skip a beat. It was no […]

Military families lose about $5,000 out of pocket for each PCS move, survey finds

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Military families are losing an average of $5,000 in out-of-pocket expenses each time they move, according to survey data just released by a national nonprofit organization. That includes an average of $1,913 in moving expenses that aren’t reimbursed by the military, and an average of $2,920 over and above claims paid for loss and damage […]

9 military families sue Fort Hood landlord, citing ‘deplorable conditions’

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Nine Army families are suing their privatized housing landlord at Fort Hood, Texas, alleging the company failed to fix their mold-infested, dilapidated housing — sickening their families, and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to their belongings. This is the latest in a string of lawsuits filed on behalf of military families at […]

9 military families sue Fort Hood landlord, citing ‘deplorable conditions’

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Nine Army families are suing their privatized housing landlord at Fort Hood, Texas, alleging the company failed to fix their mold-infested, dilapidated housing — sickening their families, and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to their belongings. This is the latest in a string of lawsuits filed on behalf of military families at […]

9 military families sue Fort Hood landlord, citing ‘deplorable conditions’

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Nine Army families are suing their privatized housing landlord at Fort Hood, Texas, alleging the company failed to fix their mold-infested, dilapidated housing — sickening their families, and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to their belongings. This is the latest in a string of lawsuits filed on behalf of military families at […]

9 military families sue Fort Hood landlord, citing ‘deplorable conditions’

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Nine Army families are suing their privatized housing landlord at Fort Hood, Texas, alleging the company failed to fix their mold-infested, dilapidated housing — sickening their families, and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to their belongings. This is the latest in a string of lawsuits filed on behalf of military families at […]