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City visits moldy, mushroomed apartments

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - It was a KLTV 7 On Your Side investigation that raised some serious red flags. Mold was on the walls, and in one case, mushrooms were growing from the carpet inside a Tyler apartment building.

One of the senior tenants had been hospitalized before her children discovered the mold growing in the walls.

Inspectors with the City of Tyler Housing Services Office toured one of the apartments because the tenant gets rental help from the government. The city now says the property owner has declined to make the necessary repairs to continue under that rental agreement.

"These types of enlightenments help people help people be concerned and help landlords also understand that they need to monitor their property to ensure that these places are up to standard," said Tyler Neighborhood Services manager, Andy Davis.

The city says they are now working with the tenant's family to find another place for her to stay.

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