News 3 Follow Up: Woman makes another plea to city over mold-infested home

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COLUMBUS, Ga.- Linda Simmons says she was shocked when the city went back on its word, leaving her to fend for something she claims, was not her responsibility.

“I don’t think it’s fair for me to live like this because they wouldn’t want to live like this…in a home there’s mold…and I don’t think nobody wants to live like this,” says Simmons.

Simmons lives with glaucoma. She says doctors have said the mold in her home is causing her more health issues.

She’s lived in her home for 20 years, but for the last year, she’s been living in an out of hotels on her fixed income.

She describes how she felt seeing her home flooded from the manhole on Christmas Eve of last year.

“Water from the sewer, it was stopped up. It was just running down, straight on down in my house and that why I’m like…I thought they would step up and go ahead and take care of it and get it fixed but..uh uh,” says Simmons.

Simmons says she and the city of Columbus came to a new agreement in a recent city council meeting.

She says they explained they would no longer be willing to help because, if they helped her, they would have to help others.

News 3 contacted city council member Pop Barnes for comment.

Remember back in February we reported he supported assisting Simmons.

We’ve not yet heard back from him.

As of Wednesday morning, Columbus attorney Katonga Wright is taking up her case.

News 3 will stay on top of this story and will bring you details as they develop.

 

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