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Seriously ill woman being evicted from Nashville apartment

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Mold and water damage can be found throughout the family's apartment. Mold and water damage can be found throughout the family's apartment.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A seriously ill west Nashville woman given just days to move out of her apartment said she has nowhere to go.

The apartment where Sarah Green lives with her mother and brother is a wet, smelly mess.

“This faucet never turns off,” Green said.

They said the kitchen plumbing has been leaking since March.

“We just emptied it this morning and it’s full again,” Green said.

There also appears to be mold on the wall. The carpet in the dining room is water-stained, as well as the floor below it. The faucet in the laundry area leaked into the hallway.

“I think it’s terrible,” Green said. “We paid our rent always on time. We deserve to have things fixed on time when they’re broken.”

The family lives at Riverview Grande Apartments in west Nashville. Her mother, Michelle Green, said the landlord’s maintenance people decided not to make major repairs since they were remodeling soon.

“The landlord blatantly said, ‘We’re not going to fix it,’” Michelle Green said.

The family called Metro Codes, who ordered the landlords to correct the codes violations.

But that’s not likely to help since the Greens have been withholding rent since May to protest the condition of their apartment. The family is now being evicted as of Sept. 1.

Apartment managers told Channel 4 they cannot talk about the case because it’s in court. There was an eviction proceeding on Monday.

Michelle Green has a lot of medical problems. She’s legally blind from diabetes and is in liver and heart failure. She gets a disability check and child support, which is enough to either cover the back rent she agreed to pay or the cost of renting a new place.

“We don’t have any funds to move anywhere,” Sarah Green said. “We will probably be homeless.”

The family is worried that because of the unrepaired plumbing problem, they will be in a motel or shelter instead of the apartment they have called home for six years.

“It isn’t a permanent solution, and we were permanent here,” Michelle Green said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for a kidney and heart transplant for Michelle Green. They are also accepting donations of used furniture.

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