KENNEDY, KERRY ON HANSCOM PRIVATIZED HOUSING PROJECT
Today, Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry sent a letter to Michael W. Wynne, the Secretary of the Air Force, regarding the privatized housing projects at four bases including Hanscom Air Force Base. All four projects have been under work stoppages for months, are years behind schedule, and are tens of millions of dollars over-budget. Local subcontractors involved are concerned about being adequately compensated for work they have performed and expenses they have incurred.
Senator Kennedy said, "Our men and women serving in the Air Force deserve the best in terms of housing, and the Secretary of the Air Force needs to act quickly to fix this problem. The Hanscom community is rightly proud of its role in our national defense and it's unacceptable that so many of these homes have been left partially constructed and exposed to the elements. The community deserves a prompt resolution that includes fair compensation to all the unpaid subcontractors for the work they've performed and the expenses they've incurred."
Senator Kerry said, "We have a duty to support our troops and their families in every way both on the battlefield and back at home. The Air Force needs to immediately address this housing crisis and implement solutions without delay. Our heroes and their loved ones deserve better."