Here's some great news for families living on Fort Hood or who'll be moving there. The Fort Hood Sentinel is reporting that the Army base was selected as one of 6 installations to receive funding for improving existing homes and building 1,200 new ones.

The announcement came in late January from the Department of the Army. The commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, Lt. Gen. Pat White, said, “Today, the Army announced that Fort Hood will receive significant funding to upgrade and build new housing for enlisted Soldiers. Work will begin in summer 2021.”

Terms were negotiated by Landlease, which works with the Army on housing for multiple Army instillations and is also the parent company for Fort Hood Family Housing.

U.S. Army Garrison - Fort Hood Commander Col. Jason Wesbrock said,

“Fort Hood is excited to learn of additional monies earmarked toward renovating our existing housing, as well as new construction as announced today by the Department of the Army and LendLease, we look forward to continuing work with our partners at Fort Hood Family Housing to provide quality housing for our Soldiers and their families.”

1.1 billion dollars will be spent on improving 12,000 existing homes on Fort Hood; Fort Campbell,  Kentucky; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Fort Drum, New York and Army housing on Oahu, Hawaii, and also enable the building of 1,200 new homes at Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Knox and Fort Wainwright. FOrt Hood will see a significant portion of the $1.1 billion.

Gen. Ed Daly, commander of Army Materiel Command, said. “This additional investment will go a long way in improving the quality of homes for Soldiers and their families.”

Renovation work is expected to start in the spring with new home construction getting underway this summer.

You can read more responses from Fort Hood leaders here.

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