Military "biggest slumlords in the country"

July 15, 1998
Nearly three years after the Pentagon persuaded an alarmed Congress to allow private-sector developers to step in and replace dilapidated military homes, it has spent $37.5 million on consultants without breaking ground on a single new housing unit.
     Only two Navy projects under way before the program began have been funded. Meanwhile, the military says two-thirds of its family housing units are inadequate.
     ``In reality, we're the biggest slumlords in the country,'' said Michael J. Haze, chief of Fort Carson's housing division. ``I have soldiers every day telling me they live in the projects.''