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Navy families share complaints about housing conditions

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Navy families say they have experienced heating issues, unanswered maintenance requests and overpriced units among other problems at privately managed military housing in Connecticut.

The Day reports that residents aired their grievances during a public meeting Monday about housing near the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

The meeting comes after Congress asked for more information about reports of substandard living conditions for military families across the country.

Base commanding officer Capt. Paul Whitescarver said Monday the Navy is looking to identify systemic issues and is concerned about conditions that jeopardize the safety of residents.

Balfour Beatty Communities has a contract with the Navy to provide housing in the area.

Yearly surveys by Balfour show overall satisfaction with the living conditions.

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