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Seven families are still living out of a motel after a partial wall collapsed at their apartment building, forcing them out of their homes. (WFSB) Seven families are still living out of a motel after a partial wall collapsed at their apartment building, forcing them out of their homes. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Seven families are still living out of a motel after a partial wall collapsed at their apartment building, forcing them out of their homes.

On Thursday, crews were working on an apartment building at 700 Albany Ave. in Hartford where a wall came crumbling down last week.

It left Roseangela Sanchez and her 1-year-old granddaughter living at a motel.

"It's very overwhelming just to stay in a place where you can only just sleep...rest your head and that's it,” Sanchez said.

She said despite not being able to get into her apartment, she’s still being forced by the landlord to pay her rent, which is $550 per month.

"I was telling him it's not fair for us to pay rent because right now we're using the money to buy food because we don't have a stove, we don't have a refrigerator and we have kids,” Sanchez said.

She also has no place to heat up the baby’s bottle, and said she has been staying with her mother to help take care of the baby.

Sanchez said she wonders when she’ll finally be able to get back in her place.

"I'm very concerned about me, the kids...where are we going to be,” Sanchez said.

The property owner said he hopes to have the seven families back in the apartment in less than two weeks.

He also confirmed since he is putting them up at the motel, he’s charging them rent.

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