Base leadership, housing officials meet to discuss path forward

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  • By Mark Wyatt
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Base leadership met with privatized housing officials March 19 to discuss strategies for improving residential homes for military families stationed here.

Col. Taona Enriquez, installation commander, and representatives from Hunt Military Communities, toured vacant housing units then met to discuss a path forward. 

“Providing a quality living environment for our military families is a no-fail mission,” said Enriquez. “It’s not about meeting minimum standards, it’s about ensuring those who serve, to include their dependents, have a safe and welcoming home where they can thrive.”

As part of their commitment to enhancing housing services, officials encourage housing residents at Hanscom AFB to voice their opinions and experiences through the ongoing annual Department of Defense Housing Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

“This survey provides an invaluable opportunity for residents to provide feedback on various aspects of housing, including maintenance, amenities, and overall satisfaction,” said LauraLee Morris, Hanscom AFB installation resident advocate.

The survey is open through April 18 for all tenants, regardless of branch, rank, or duty status.

Morris discussed the significance of resident feedback in driving positive change and ensuring that housing services align with the needs and expectations of military families.

“By participating in the survey, residents can actively contribute to the ongoing efforts to strengthen installation services and enhance the quality of life for all residents,” she said.

By working hand in hand with base leadership, privatized housing personnel, and residents, Morris aims to foster a culture of continuous improvement and excellence in housing services.

“As we continue to evolve and adapt to meet the challenges of the future, the partnership between Hunt Military Communities and base leadership will serve as a testament to the unwavering commitment to supporting service members and their families,” said Morris.

Hanscom AFB has 731 military family homes. Only 42 percent of military homes on the installation are occupied by Air Force members, while Army, Marine, Coast Guard and Navy families comprise most of the remaining units.