In August of 2018, news organization Reuters published a series of articles covering apparent lapses in the oversight of living conditions in homes of military families. These allegations targeted private contractors commissioned to build and oversee maintenance of military housing developments. Among other issues, some homes allegedly had paint with high levels of lead, moisture issues and mold growth, and poor water quality.
Investigation & Review of Military Housing
A probe by the U.S. Congress determined these accusations were valid. As a result, all military housing operated by these private contractors is under review. If a home is found to be unsafe, the family will need to relocate.
Among the effected installations is Ft. Bragg, which is just a short drive from McKee’s headquarters in downtown Fayetteville, NC. Nearly 6,500 homes serving those stationed at Ft. Bragg are under safety review. If forced to move, some families may choose to purchase a home instead of finding a rental property convenient to Ft. Bragg.
Housing Solutions for Military Families
For military families seeking available housing McKee Homes has many move-in ready options. Many McKee floor plans can accommodate growing families and are in communities near Ft. Bragg. Among the most convenient communities are Bedford, the Cottages at North Ramsey, Oakmont, and Sinclair. Some of these communities offer homes starting from the low and mid $200,000s, as well as homes with 4+ bedrooms, single-story living, master suites on the first floor, and 2+ bathrooms.
With McKee Homes, the process of purchasing a new home is easy. If a McKee preferred lender is used quick closings are possible, and extra incentives on select homes may be available. For new homes and move in ready homes VA Home loans are easy to secure, may require no down payment, and have low closing costs. McKee Homes has a great deal of experience closing homes for service members and can accommodate special circumstances.
Additionally, McKee Homes can build specially adapted housing (SAH) and be ADA compliant. The Department of Veteran Affairs offers SAH grants to veterans or service members who meet qualification standards. SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. McKee Homes has experience building specially adapted housing and is glad to answer any questions regarding these needs.
Finally, McKee Homes offers a home warranty which can help ease the minds of new home owners. All homes built by McKee Homes come with a McKee Homes Limited Warranty Program, our internal warranty program that offers 1 year workmanship & materials, 2 year distribution systems and 10 year structural protection.
Over the 9 years McKee Homes has been in building homes in Fayetteville, NC, proximity to Ft. Bragg has given McKee the privilege to help many veterans and their families purchase their perfect new home. If you would like to tour a new home, give us a call at 910 672 7296 and schedule an appointment. We are always ready to help!