The Army this week begins its annual housing tenant satisfaction survey to gather feedback about living in Army housing. On Tuesday, an independent third-party company e-mailed an online survey link to more than 110-thousand tenants living in privatized, government-owned, and government-leased housing on Army installations across the globe, including the more than 16-hundred residents of Fort Wood housing. Survey results will guide the decisions the Army makes about future housing. At Fort Leonard Wood, plans are in the works to replace about 50 older homes with new construction. Some of the key features prioritized in the design of these homes include open floor plans and easy flow to the living spaces, ample storage areas, and abundant natural light. Garrison commander, Colonel Jeff Paine, has initiated a monthly housing walking town hall program and reinstituted the housing mayoral program. Paine says improving family housing is one of his top priorities. Residents have until February 24th to complete the confidential housing surveys. Housing tenants who did not receive the survey notice should contact the Fort Leonard Wood Housing Division at 573-596-0984.