Bronx tenants sue landlords over poor living conditions

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With the help of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, residents at a Webster Avenue apartment building are suing their landlords over their deplorable living conditions.

Residents are hoping to push out their landlords and repair the nearly 250 open housing violations the building has. Problems include moldy, water-damaged walls, broken light fixtures, and holes in apartment ceilings.

"We shouldn't be ashamed of where we live because they don't want to care and [make] the necessary repairs that need to be done," said Nadakima Downing, who's lived in the building for 11 years.

News 12 The Bronx attempted to contact Lucel Maxwell and St. Clair Richards, who are listed as the building's owners, but have not heard back.

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