More families are coming forward to speak about their issues while living in Corvias properties while living on Fort Polk. Denise Levels contacted the Leesville Daily Leader and shared her experience.
She and her family moved onto Fort Polk in 2017, and her husband is an active duty service member.
While living in a Corvias rental unit, they allegedly encountered visible mold in their air vents. According to Levels, the mold was most prevalent in their 16-month-old child’s bedroom. The issue is especially concerning due to the child’s severe allergies.
Levels alleged that her family has also had issues with carpet mold due to the carpet becoming wet whenever there are heavy thunderstorms.
Levels stated that she knows that tenants are regularly charged for carpet replacement at move out, yet old damaged carpet remains in rental units.
“I am aware that Corvias is very diligent in charging fees for such ‘damages’ to those who move out. I question as to why we did not receive newly installed carpet upon moving in, knowing they charged the previous tenants for such stains. Where did the charged fees go?” Levels said.
Levels is one of many who are calling on higher accountability from Corvias. She expressed her thoughts on Corvias Group founder and Chief Executive John Picerne purchasing a lavish mansions while tenants of his properties live in hazardous conditions.
“I hope the severity of John Picerne’s situation will not continue to be overlooked as these stories and experiences are real life. These are the service members of this country, who risk their lives to protect this country, living in these unacceptable conditions. Their lives and family’s lives should not be compromised by avoidable conditions.”
The Levels family has since applied to move into a new home and put in work orders to have something done about the mold.
The Leesville Daily Leader and Beauregard Daily News are actively investigating this story and will publish more articles in upcoming editions.