Councilman to approve transfer of Maria Gonzalez and kids from dilapidated Section 8 Jerome Avenue apartment
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THE BRONX - Maria Gonzalez and her five children will finally leave an apartment infested by rats and roaches and riddled with holes.
The woman, whose Section 8 apartment was so rundown that city inspectors said it "failed to meet standards" after a News 12 report last month, will be transferred to a new home, according to Councilman Ritchie Torres.
Lead paint has been removed, and some of the holes have been patched up 21 days after the inspection.
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The landlord says the apartment was in good condition when Gonzalez moved in, and that she has been "thoroughly uncooperative" toward efforts to maintain the apartment.