Fort Gordon, Ga. — Following U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff’s push, the U.S. Army will begin unit-by-unit inspections of privatized housing on post at Fort Gordon on Tuesday, April 11.
Sen. Ossoff previously secured a commitment from the Army to make Ft. Gordon the first-in-the-nation to receive the unit-by-unit inspections — a key step toward improving housing conditions for military families.
“After the eight-month investigation that I led focused on housing at Fort Gordon, I demanded that the Army conduct unit-by-unit inspections of every single privatized housing unit across the country, and that they begin with Ft. Gordon,” Sen. Ossoff said. “To see real action happening is a message to military families that their health and safety remains our top priority.”
Last April, Sen. Ossoff unveiled the results of his eight-month bipartisan investigation into the mistreatment and neglect many families faced while living in privatized military housing on post.
The day following the conclusion of his investigation, the Army announced that it would conduct its own investigation into the conditions of these housing units at Fort Gordon.
After Sen. Ossoff revealed the results of his investigation — which found evidence of mistreatment of military families, ranging from unmet work orders to mold-infested units — he launched additional inquiries with the Army to call for further oversight of privatized military housing in Georgia and nationwide.
Last October, Sen. Ossoff also worked across the aisle to push for bipartisan legislation to boost transparency and improve oversight of the housing process for servicemembers.
Sen. Ossoff is also continuing his push for more military housing transparency by launching a bipartisan inquiry with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) to improve the Pentagon’s data collection about privatized housing conditions that pose a risk to military families’ health and safety.