I live in a one bedroom apartment with my spouse and our three young children ages; six months, 2 1/2 years old and 4 years old. My unit was tested for asbestos which came
back positive along with mold. The repairs started on Aug. 23, 2018. My kitchen was sealed off due to the harmful chemicals and the landlord has not relocated my family.
The following day, the workers came in with gas masks and there was a strong chemical smell. I have brought my concerns up to the community manager and she responded by
telling me to contact my renters insurance. I left her a voicemail stating that my lease states that the landlord is obligated to pay for relocating to a place of the
landlords choosing if the resident needs to be away from the premises for more than eight hours in any twenty-four period. The work is still not finished and I am forced
to keep my children in the bedroom 24/7 and I cant prepare meals. My fridge, stove and dishwasher are sitting in the living room. I spoke with the worker who came this
morning (8/28/18) and he said he didn't know anyone was in the home and that when he walked in, he saw chunks of asbestos and mold everywhere and that it was pretty bad.
He then told me that he only came today to seal up the kitchen until they can have it tested again. I am very concerned and worried for the health and safety of my children.
I feel I am being discriminated against because my unit is uninhabitable and I have an infant and two toddlers.
03/22/2019 Now we our homeless