Disabled Monticello mom says low-income housing complex refuses to fix 'mold infestation' in her apartment

Shelby Lynn Cooper, a 26-year-old disabled mom, says her furnishings, children’s toys, walls and air-conditioning unit are covered with black mold.

Blaise Gomez

Nov 14, 2022, 6:28 PM

Updated 559 days ago

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A News 12 viewer reached out for help with what she says is a mold infestation inside her low-income housing apartment.  
Shelby Lynn Cooper, a 26-year-old disabled mom, says her furnishings, children’s toys, walls and air-conditioning unit are covered with black mold. 
“I bleached it, and it just got worse and worse and worse,” said Cooper. 
She provided News 12 pictures of what it looks like at her apartment at the Sleepy Hollow housing complex in Monticello. 
Cooper says she first noticed the problem last summer and that management is refusing to help, saying it’s her fault. 
“Everything is covered. My couches have been growing mold on the arms," said Cooper. "The things in my closet. I have an entire room in the back that used to be my daughter’s room that she hasn’t been able to sleep in since June because everything is moldy.” 
Cooper says the mold seems to be coming through an outside wall and HVAC duct. 
News 12 reached out to complex management but they hung upNews 12 also called the Monticello building department for information but has not yet heard back. 


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