Midwood tenant in decade-old mold spat with management

A Brooklyn woman has turned to News 12 for help over claims she has been battling with her building management for 10 years to get her apartment free of mold.



Sa'adah Abdush-Shaheed, 43, has lived at her apartment on Nostrand Avenue in Midwood for 15 years. Ten years ago, she claims she noticed mold in her bathroom that began to spread throughout the walls. It apparently began affecting the ceiling over her shower and, after numerous complaints to building management, Abdush-Shaheed was told the situation would be fixed.



Contractors removed the moldy ceiling but left a gaping hole. Abdush-Shaheed says management refuses to replace the ceiling or gut the rest of the moldy wall, and was instead offered to paint over the mold.



Abdush-Shaheed has an ongoing Department of Housing Preservation and Development court case and takes medication for rheumatoid arthritis that could be affected by her exposure to mold. She says she is concerned about her health and just wants to feel safe in her home.



Her next court date is April 7.



The building currently has 56 open violations. Its management company refused to comment on this story.


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