One landlord in Bristol has had several buildings condemned and has been arrested several times because of the conditions inside.
Another tenant of the troubled Bristol landlord is speaking out and said she hasn’t been evicted by the city but said broken promises have left her and her grandchildren on the verge of homelessness.
Like many of the other properties, the violations are found on the back porch and the steps.
Landlord Anthony Cammariere reportedly promised to fix the staircase that is separating from the building but hasn’t, and the people who live there can’t come home to the Ingraham Place house anymore.
“This is not right. This is not right. I really need to come back home to where I belong,” said tenant Daisy DeJesus.
While she raised her two grandchildren at the home, for the last month they have been living out of a motel.
“The front is ok, the apartments are ok, it's only this,” DeJesus said.
City inspectors ordered Cammariere to reinforce the steps and the staircase, but in order to do that DeJesus said she and her family were moved into a motel.
“Weeks after weeks, we've been there for almost a month, and it was hell,” DeJesus said.
It got worse last weekend when they were kicked out because Cammariere allegedly didn’t pay the bill.
“He has to take care of us, because this is his fault, this is not our fault,” DeJesus said.
She said Cammariere hasn’t found another place for them to live and was livid when she saw an Eyewitness News report that revealed Cammariere is trying to unload several of his Bristol properties, including the one she lives in.
“He's working on houses that are already condemned, and I don't think that's fair at all. He should be working on the ones that weren't condemned yet,” DeJesus said.
She is now living with relatives but that can’t go on much longer and she said because of the city-imposed safety regulations, living at the home is not an option either.
“The police could come and take me out,” DeJesus said.
The rent-paying family said they are days away from homelessness.
“We need to come home and my grandkids need to come home and we need to have a nice summer. The beginning of this summer has been hell,” DeJesus said.
Cammariere did not respond to requests for comments.
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