New Haven (WTNH) - A New Haven woman says she is being forced out of her apartmentafter she called the Health Department to report a problem that herlandlord did not address.
Ileana Moreno rents a basement apartment on Tolli Terrace in NewHaven. But it's no longer 'home sweet home.'
"It happened overnight. I woke up in the morning, I'm walkingtowards the refrigerator and all this is water, it's all water! Myson is in the bed sleeping, I can't let him walk on this, all thisis full of water," she explained.
Ileana says she went upstairs to tell her landlord, but theydidn't do anything to fix the problem.
"I asked the people upstairs to come down and help me, threetimes. They didn't come downstairs, they didn't do anything," shesaid.
So Ileana decided to call the Health Department, but that's whenshe got even more bad news.
"They came and looked at it, they tell me it was an illegalapartment," said Ileana.
Ileana said her landlords now tell her she needs to get out ofthe apartment because she called the Health Department. But she'salready paid her $650 rent and her landlord won't give her a dimeback.
"They are saying I gotta leave right now. I don't have the moneyto leave. I just paid them. It's Christmas time, this is bad. Thisis really hard for me right now," she said. "I have no where to gonow, I have a two year old son."
News Channel 8's Jamie Muro knocked on the landlord's door toget their side of the story, they didn't answer.
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