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H.R. 1403: Base Commander Housing Oversight Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 27, 2019.

Base Commander Housing Oversight Act

This bill establishes remedies against a lessor of military housing who fails to operate according to the contract.

Specifically, the Department of Defense may withhold a payment, require the lessor to reimburse tenants for personal property damage, or require the lessor to pay tenant moving expenses.

A service member may report maintenance issues to a superior in the chain of command or to an Inspector General.