Over a dozen JBLM families sue over housing conditions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Fifteen military families have filed a lawsuit against a private company that manages housing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord over living conditions they say caused property damage and health problems. The Olympian reports the 51 plaintiffs filed the lawsuit earlier this month in Pierce County Superior Court against Lewis McChord Communities LLC and its parent company, Lincoln Military Housing. The lawsuit says the families had frequent water leaks leading to mold growth in their homes which thrived because of mismanagement and inadequate maintenance. Officials from Lincoln Military Housing said they are aware of the lawsuit and are “fully committed to ensuring our residents live in a safe and healthy environment every day.”