Sen. Kaine visits military housing in Hampton Roads

Posted at 7:04 AM, Mar 08, 2019

NORFOLK, Va. - Senator Tim Kaine toured military family homes Friday afternoon at Naval Station Norfolk.

While there, he talked to residents about their experiences with privatized military housing. The visit followed a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing where military families described horrific conditions in their homes – including lead and mold – on bases across the country.

During a nearly three-hour Senate hearing Thursday morning, Kaine had some tough questions for the military panel when it comes to the housing conditions that have affected so many families including in Hampton Roads. At one point, Kaine even suggested having code compliance officers come to military bases a couple of times a year.

“Base commanders might work with them to do spot audits on a number of communities. Code offices would be thrilled to help you with something like this," Kaine said.

During Thursday’s hearing, Kaine also said the housing companies must improve but he says it’s the military that must solve this problem.

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