Fort Hood: Town hall held to address housing concerns

FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Soldiers and their families take their concerns about housing to Fort Hood leaders Thursday morning during a town hall.

The town hall is a continuation of an Army-wide effort to address concerns related to living conditions.

A main issue among families living on post when it comes to housing continues to be mold. Since the town halls started in February, mold has been a constant part of the conversation.

Fatriziera Uitenham-Fletcher was at the town hall to voice her concerns about mold inside her home.

“I have mold issue in our house and structural damage because of the water. If you take care of us at the beginning end, it is a lot less drama you’re going have to deal with family members on the back end,” she said.

Brigade commanders of 13 housing villages on post were also on hand providing updates and addressing concerns related to housing.
Across the different on-post communities, some of the common issues include getting maintenance in a timely manner and communication.

Fort Hood officials say they’ve listened and have addressed 12 out of 22 issues identified including security and cutting down on the number of displaced families. Six issues are still in progress to be either resolved or addressed.

“We want to make sure the chain of command here on fort hood is absolutely committed that every soldier assigned her has a safe place to live that is commensurate with the soldiers here on Fort Hood,” said Col. Clete Goetz.

Goetz is the commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade and represents the Venable Village.

Officials say community town halls will continue.

Soldiers and their families are encouraged to attend and to also contact their chain of command if they have any issues or concerns.