Allerton resident says apartment is full of mold, landlord ignores calls

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After dealing with reportedly inconsistent heat and hot water in her apartment throughout the winter, one Allerton resident says she's dealing with another problem: mold.

Bobbie Brooks has lived in a private building in Allerton for 15 years and says cleaning products are in abundance in her home.

"You can scrub all you want," Brooks says. "Four, five days later, the mold resurfaces."

Brooks says she's complained to her landlord multiple times. She says he has stopped answering and his family hangs up on her. He says otherwise.

"She takes hot showers," says landlord Nikola Grishaj. "She doesn't open the window and I told her, 'every time you feel that, just let me know and I'll send my super, and we'll paint it. We'll take care of it.'"

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development's website shows 75 open violations within the building dating back to 2006. Grishaj says 90 percent of those violations have been cleared.

Brooks also says the elevator doesn’t always work. Her boyfriend is partially paralyzed due to a stoke. When leaving the building, the couple has to take the elevator to the basement in order to access the ramp. But they say the elevator doesn't always work.

Grishaj says the elevator is fine and that HPD takes "forever" to remove violations from records. He also says he is actively working to eliminate the remaining 10 percent.

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