When Angela settled the eviction case in court with her landlord, Kristie asked her if she needed any repairs in her apartment. She did; her family had been living with leaks and mold, resulting in upper-respiratory problems. The ceiling in the bathroom and kitchen fell on Angela, injuring her. She lived without a sink in the kitchen for 8 months.
“They didn’t care that all of this was going on. [The landlord] wanted to kick me out so they could re-do the apartment and charge more rent. They did that to a couple of other apartments in my building.”
The judge was outraged when she saw the uninhabitable conditions and ordered the landlord to make all the repairs. Many people would have given up, but Angela was determined to keep her home for her and her children.