The military services plan to work with Congress to give troops more say in rental agreements with private companies that manage on-base housing, potentially allowing them to withhold rent or break leases if their homes are in poor or unsanitary condition. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said their service, along with the Army and Navy, supports a tenant bill of rights that would provide troops with protection, as well as more power in handling housing problems. Wilson said the Air Force also is considering working to renegotiate its contracts with the housing companies. Read more about military housing scrutiny on Military.com.
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