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New Haven tenants file lawsuit against owner of apartment complex

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

After tenants in New Haven have been dealing with unlivable conditions, a class action lawsuit is being filed against a Boston real estate company.

Documents show the apartments have been on the city’s radar, saying they’ve been slapped with health and safety violations in the past.

Pictures show mold and water stains on ceilings.

Prsonna Noble is a former tenant at the Church Street South Apartments in New Haven with her young children.

“I had mold in my bathroom and downstairs closet, I had water damage on my walls and in my living room," Noble said.

She said she moved when she had to take her children to the emergency room.

“They were getting sick and would get migraines, but we didn't know it was coming from the house until we went to the doctors and they said we shouldn't be living in there being there is mold," Noble said.

Noble, along with others, are now involved in a class action lawsuit, suing the real estate company Northland Investment, who owns the property.

The units are available for qualified, low income families, and are located right across the street from Union Station.

The attorney for the group said “about a thousand residents, for years in conditions that are just unlivable apartments that should be safe and sanitary, have been allowed to deteriorate by the landlord.”

The attorney for the group said there’s no dollar amount on the lawsuit, adding that will be decided down the line.

They’re asking for money for the tenants’ medical bills.

Eyewitness News cameras were inside the apartments last year, and in 2013. Tenants contacted Eyewitness News to get answers after the roof was leaking because of a blizzard.

In 2013, the city found 60 code violations in 100 units.

As for Noble, she finally moved into a townhouse after staying in three hotels.

“I'm glad I'm out of here, I really am,” she said.

There are people still living in the apartments.

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