SAN ANTONIO – Nearly a dozen families are suing a private company that manages housing at San Antonio military bases after claiming the company did not maintain livable conditions.
The damages are being sought in a federal lawsuit against Hunt Military Communities. Residents claim that the company did not just fail to maintain living conditions, but that residents became sick while living there.
Kassandra Wolf, one of the complainants who lived at Randolph Air Base for about three years while her husband was deployed, described the conditions she lived in.
“Our mold count was off the charts," Wolf said. "We had over 65,000 mold spores, 5 toxic mold and fungus (cultures), and 45,000 of those 65 were the mold that my son (who suffers from asthma) was allergic to.”
Hunt Military Communities did not respond to requests seeking comments on the lawsuit Tuesday.
Mold issues in San Antonio military dorms made headlines over the summer.
Joint Base San Antonio officials previously said they were unaware of the extent of the mold problems in the dorms.
The lawsuit filed against Hunt Military Communities does not appear to be directly related to the mold problems reported at dorms earlier this summer.
JBSA officials released the following statement in regards to the lawsuit.
Safe and healthy living environments for all service members and their families on JBSA is my top priority. This should be a given, not an option. I take my responsibility to take care of people seriously.
While we are not a party to the pending litigation, I will remain actively engaged as part of our day-to-day operations to ensure all JBSA privatized military housing project owners are fulfilling their responsibilities.
Our residents always have a direct line to JBSA leaders and me through my “Feedback Fridays” program. Questions and concerns can be sent directly to RandolphPublicAffairs@us.af.mil using the subject line, “Feedback Fridays."