Residents of Fort Hood Family Housing, operated by Lendlease LLC, received an update Friday, on summertime projects and improvements to on-post housing areas.
Among the home improvement projects underway, Lendlease noted in a press release Friday that it “has replaced over 750 roofs throughout multiple neighborhoods and is scheduled to replace over 250 shingle roofs in the next eight months.”
Additionally, the release stated “there are more than 1,500 heating and cooling system replacements in progress, with more than 50 percent completed to date. Additionally, there are various upgrades and improvements to almost 300 homes in legacy Comanche III Village to include HVAC and appliance replacements, new front, interior and sliding glass doors, plumbing and lighting fixture updates, new vinyl tile bathrooms, kitchen and utility rooms, and carpet flooring in bedrooms.”
“We are committed to providing safe and healthy homes where our families can live, work and thrive, and these projects exemplify how we continue to do so in a proactive, thoughtful way,” Chris Albus, project director for Fort Hood Family Housing, who is also an Army retiree, said. “Should residents have any questions about any of the activity in their community, they are encouraged to reach out to our community managers or myself who will be more than happy to assist.”
According to Friday’s release, the Army approved a new exterior project to repair roofing and stucco/stone siding in four neighborhood villages: Comanche II, Comanche III East and West, Kouma II and III, and Montague III and IV.
“This work is being necessitated due to the age of certain homes and a corresponding potential water intrusion, which FHFH swiftly and proactively identified and has been working diligently to investigate,” the release stated. “We have been able to isolate and identify potential issues requiring attention and have prepared a detailed plan to address and repair the impacted homes.”
This work, fully funded from FHFH’s capital re-investment account, will begin this month and is expected to last approximately 15 months.
While all FHFH residents received a status update regarding all ongoing projects via email June 5, those residents directly impacted by the improvement projects received a second email providing additional details.
“Furthermore, residents who will receive work on their home will be notified two-weeks prior to work commencing, and again, 48 hours before work commences,” the Lendlease release stated.
A website, https://www.forthoodfh.com/exterior-home-repairs, has been established to communicate with Fort Hood residents regarding the scope of work, responses to frequently asked questions and maps showing impacted areas.
According to Lendlease, the work is being performed by a qualified third-party company with oversight by a FHFH project management team, along with the Army’s Directorate of Public Works and a third-party, independent architectural, engineering and building science firm. Resident health is not a risk while work is being performed, as confirmed by third-party health consultants.