"It smells like an outhouse," said Appolonia Milliner.
And this house on Detroit's east side does smell. There's been water in the basement since December. Appolonia just signed a lease in October of last year.
"It smells like an outhouse, it looks nasty down there. I haven't had hot water or heat for the last month because they won't come out and fix it," said Milliner.
Apollonia lives with her fiancé, as well as a 10-year-old and 11-year-old, and she's pregnant.
You've been trying to get a hold of these people since December. Milliner said "Yes and they never came out with my work orders. I've been putting in work orders, when I talked to a lady in February she said 'you have work orders from December that have never been made' and I told her no, they never came out. She put the workers orders back in and they never came out."
It stinks in there, there's no way a family should be living in that house, something has got to be done. So I called Chris Garner of the Garner Property Management Company. He wouldn't go on camera but said, he is aware that there's been water in the house. Apparently, a tree root in the backyard is affecting the sewer line. It's a $2,200 repair, but he needs approval from the owner, but the owner lives in China.
And earlier, Appolonia called the Garner Property Management Company,
"I don't have any heat, I don't have hot water. I've got to keep taking my kids to other places to take baths." said Milliner.
They said they would at least come out to take a look at the property within the next 24 hours.
"Now they're saying they'll come out because I called legal aid and I called Fox 2, now they're trying to cover their tracks," said Milliner. Do you believe them? "No."