The U.S. Army released the results of two housing surveys conducted earlier this year by an independent third party as part of the continued effort to improve housing conditions on military installations.
The surveys were sent to all residents and received an overall response rate of 29.5 percent which was a decrease of 9.0 percent from the 2018 surveys. Fort Stewart's response rate was 25.2 percent. Hunter Army Airfield's response rate was 26.1 percent.
Fort Stewart was ranked 22nd out of 43 installations with a 1.9 percent decrease in overall satisfaction and Hunter Army Airfield was ranked 23rd out of 43 installations with a 5.9 percent decrease in overall satisfaction.
"Our Soldiers and families choosing to live in installation housing have a right to quality, safe, clean and healthy homes," said Col. Bryan Logan, Garrison Commander, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. "Our leaders are committed to improving housing conditions and these surveys will continue to help to shape future housing quality and services."
In addition to home assessments, senior leadership has held housing town halls at both installations, and holds monthly community mayors meetings. Future housing town halls scheduled for September.
Soldiers and families are encouraged to use existing reporting systems to request maintenance of their quarters. Additionally, Soldiers and families are encouraged to bring any issue to their installation leadership and the Soldier's chain of command. There will be absolutely no reprisals for reporting. Army officials stated they want to hear the concerns of Soldiers and families so they can ensure issues are appropriately addressed.