Homes on Camp Pendleton and other military bases across the country were found to have mice infestations and mold problems, according to a Reuters report.
A letter signed by California Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris asked Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis and the Pentagon to conduct a fact-finding mission into the problems.
Lincoln Military Housing (LMH), a private company that owns and operates housing on military bases, told NBC 7 the report contains inaccuracies and omits important facts.
According to LMH, only 1 percent of the service requests in 2017 were for mold. The company also said that rodent issues are handled quickly with a follow-up.
Brian Lepore with the Government Accountability Office told NBC 7 the agency has already started putting together a housing study.
“We have been directed by the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to conduct a review of the condition of the military privatized housing,” he said.
Lepore added that the review will give his office a sense of the condition of privatized homes and whether military families are satisfied with them.
The study was authorized in September due in part to a previous Reuters report detailing the discovery of lead paint in 40 Army base homes.
Camp Pendleton referred NBC 7 to the base’s webpage where housing complaints can be submitted.