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Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions

By Della Hasselle
Contributing Writer

In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and the ceiling, and dripped from the kitchen sink. Her floor would soak every time it rained. The dampness produced black mold, which gave her respiratory issues, and she stopped being able to sleep at night. When she called her landlord to fix the problem, he would ignore her calls.

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