Wilmington woman living in moldy apartment for 8 months

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A possible hazardous situation. One Wilmington woman says she has been living in an apartment with mold for months.

Wanda Campbell lives in The Glen Apartments and says she has asked for help several times and management has yet to step in to help.

Campbell says she has been dealing with mold and water leaking from the bathroom ceiling for eight months.

“It’s very frustrating because like I said I come home from work and I’m sleep. And I don’t hear the rain, if it’s raining. Then I wake up and my feet are getting wet, my socks are getting wet, my shoes are getting wet,” Campbell said.

It all started with a crack in her bathroom ceiling, and now there are two holes that leak water when it rains. Campbell’s daughter Angela is in town visiting and cannot believe her mom has lived in these conditions for so long.

“This is my mother we’re talking about. I don’t know how you feel about yours, but I don’t play about my mother. You know what I’m saying. I’m not going to leave here knowing that she’s living in these conditions,” Angela said.

Both Wanda and Angela have reported the issues to management multiple times.

“Why is this like this. Like why can’t I use the bathroom without getting rained on,” Angela said.

Each time they have complained they say they have been rudely brushed off. Campbell says she is tired of living like this.

“You know I’ve had problems this whole winter with you know not being able to breathe clearly,” Campbell said.

Not only does she say it is causing her health issues, she has also slipped on the wet floor injuring her hip.

“I think it’s really a disgrace. That you know I had to wait 8 months for someone to come and notice,” Campbell said.

The Glen Apartments management had no comment on the matter.

“I’m ready to leave. I don’t want to stay here,” Campbell said.

Campbell plans to move out as soon as she can.

WWAY checked with Wilmington’s Rapid Mold Removal and they confirmed there is in fact mold on the ceiling. WWAY also reached out to Phillips Management Group, the owner of The Glen Apartments, we have not received a response.

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