The Air Force has confirmed that it is not conducting an investigation into housing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is working with the FBI looking into housing maintenance at Tinder Air Force Base in Oklahoma, Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho and others.
The investigation concerns Balfour Beatty Communities, a company that provides housing to airmen on many Air Force bases, including F.E. Warren. Air Force public affairs spokesman Mark Kinkade says Balfour Beatty’s work at F.E. Warren is not part of the investigation.
Airmen are receiving a new Tenant Bill of Rights this week. 14 private companies manage military housing at 79 housing projects for the Department of Defense. 32 of those housing projects are in the Air Force.
Problems with substandard housing led to the creation of the Tenant Bill of Rights, which is part of the 2020 Defense Authorization Act signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019. There are 18 sections to the Tenant Bill of Rights, including that tenants have the right to have working fixtures, appliances, and utilities, and live in a community that meets health and environment standards.
Two new positions have been created in the military housing office at F.E. Warren Air Force Base to help tenants with housing issues.