New law could lead to improved living conditions at some military housing

ORLANDO, Fla. — Most people can’t imagine living among mold, bugs and rodents.


However, right now that’s the reality for many military service members in their barracks.

Channel 9 has reported on safety problems that have been uncovered in a U.S. Government Accountability Office report last year.

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Now, a new law could finally lead to some much-needed upgrades.

It gives commanders on military bases more flexibility to invest in resources to improve poor conditions.

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The defense package also increases oversight of privatized military housing, where a lot of military families and service members live.

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