Tenants claim the conditions in their BX apartments are putting their kids at risk

Three single mothers living at 1291 Union Avenue claim their landlord is not doing anything to improve the conditions in their apartments and they are fed up.

Rat holes, no hot water, and tile floors and kitchen cabinets missing are just a few of the things the women say are wrong. They say they even need to use flypaper to keep bugs away because of all the garbage. The mothers, who have 18 children between them, are worried about the health and safety of their children.

After not being able to get help from their landlord, one of the women was able to get officials to conduct an emergency inspection in the building. They have given the landlord 10 days to make repairs.

The New York City Housing and Preservation Department says the city has a lean on the landlord's property because he has failed to pay for emergency repairs done to the building.

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