Mouldy housing unit causing health problems, says mother of 3
A St. John's woman is hoping to soon find out what solution there is to the mould and flooding situation in a housing unit she rents on Cashin Avenue.
Samantha Brown said it's been a problem since she and her children moved into the public housing unit a year ago.
Brown said appeals to her landlord, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, have so far produced nothing.
"I don't know how housing can allow a family to live in these conditions," said Brown.
"Both my smaller kids are on puffers and have very bad coughs in the night time. [They've] had the coughs pretty persistent for the last nine to 11 months."
Brown said a health inspector visited the unit in February and wrote up a report.
The document stated that there was an unacceptably high humidity rate, and confirmed the presence of mould, both in the basement and upstairs.
The inspector recommended immediate action.
I don't know how housing can allow a family to live in these conditions'- Samantha Brown
Meanwhile, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation said it is aware of the situation and a report has been completed.
A spokesperson for the corporation said a decision is expected within days.