Mott Haven tenant's apartment floods numerous times

A tenant in Mott Haven says she has woken up to her home flooded on multiple occasions.



"I hate this place," says 79-year-old Mary Simmons, of her Willis Avenue apartment. "It was beautiful when I moved here. Now the way it is, I just want to get out."



Simmons says that on any given day, her apartment is flooded. She says the damage hasn't cleared up.



Simmons has many health issues, including severe arthritis. She says the FDNY had to come and remove a bubble caused by water damage from her bathroom ceiling so it wouldn't fall on her.



Simmons' granddaughter, Janiqua, also lives in the NYCHA apartment.



"It's sewage, it stinks," she says. "I don't know where the water is coming from and I'm sweeping it from my bedroom, out the hall, into the hall, and it's taking me 45 minutes to an hour. It's ridiculous."



Janiqua Simmons says she has called the housing authority numerous times on her grandmother's behalf.



"I'm scared of her falling and hurting herself," she says.



When contacted by News 12 about the issue, NYCHA responded by saying a leak was coming from the apartment that could not be accessed in the past.



The housing authority also told News 12 that plumbers were sent to fix the issue Monday night and the damaged apartment walls will be addressed thereafter.


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