Air Force secretary visiting MacDill after complaints of mold in homes

Hillsborough County

Claims of mold issues at MacDill Air Force Base are now getting the attention of the highest levels of the Air Force with a visit from Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. 

Wilson will visit Tampa on Friday to learn more about the claims of mold in homes on the base. 

It’s a story 8 On Your Side first uncovered and is following closely. 

On top of those complaints, there are also claims of health problems because of mold found in home on the base.

Some families wonder if Wilson will actually get a true picture of what they say is going on. 

“I hope to bring that to her attention that the gorgeous home that you may walk through that smells like fresh paint didn’t look like that a month ago,” said base resident Traci Lenz. 

Several families tell us they’ve noticed work being done in the homes this week where they’ve moved out of due to the mold. 

They said crews have been removing moldy cabinets and painting the inside of the homes ahead of the secretary’s visit. 

Lenz and other families have already gone to Washington D.C. for Senate meetings addressing major problems about base housing not only at MacDill, but across the country. 

The hope is Wilson will help get to the bottom of reports of mold issues. 

Wilson has set aside time to meet face to face with concerned families Friday.

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