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IMAGINE LIVING IN A HOME, AND NOT BEING ABLE TO SHOWER, COOK, OR FEEL WARM.

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WELL THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT A MAUMEE MOTHER OF FOUR IS FACED AT HER HIDDEN CEDARS APARTMENT ON GARDEN ROAD IN MAUMEE.

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SHE'S TIRED OF LIVING WITHOUT THE BASIC NECESSITIES AND TONIGHT SHE'S TURNING TO CALL 11 FOR ACTION PROBLEM SOLVER MIKA HIGHSMITH FOR HELP.

BOXES ARE IN AND FURNITURE'S IN PLACE........BUT TIFFANY DOSS AND HER FOUR BOYS CAN'T STAY HERE-----IN THIS HIDDEN CEDARS APARTMENT, DOSS HAS BEEN RENTING FOR TWO MONTHS.

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<Tiffany Doss: we've been forced to stay with my grandparents>

HERE'S WHY.....

JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS KITCHEN, THERE'S NO STOVE

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NO HOT WATER........AND WHEN YOU TURN THE COLD WATER ON.....

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IT LEAKS ALL OVER THE PLACE.......

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<Tiffany Doss: I want to come here I want to stay her with my kids but really We can't cook we can't shower it's pointless>

TO TOP IT OFF, THERE'S NO HEAT.

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<Tiffany Doss: it's winter time they can't sit in a cold house.>

AND THAT'S NOT IT.......THERE'S COSMETIC ISSUES, LIKE PAINT IN THE TUB, MISSING MEDICINE CABINETS, AND EXPOSED PIPES IN THE CLOSET.....MINOR ISSUES COMPARED DOSS'S TRUE CONCERNS.

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<Tiffany Doss: you can't eat you can't bathe your cold>

AND WHEN DOSS CALLS, HER LANDLORD TO REPORT THE PROBLEM, LIKE SHE'S SAYS SHE'S BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS

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<nat::this is what I get everytime I call-voicemail>

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BUT SHE DOES GET TEXT, JUST SECONDS LATER, HER LANDLORD, MIKE HOWARD SENT THIS MESSAGE, STATING HER STOVE WOULD BE REPLACED TODAY, BUT SHE ALSO GOT THAT SAME MESSAGE.....BACK ON NOVEMBER 27TH......AND IT'S STILL NOT DONE. NOT TO MENTION, ALL THE OTHER ISSUES......

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<Tiffany Doss:i can't take it anymore I have four .Little boys I have to take care off and I can't let them live like this>

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<Tiffany Doss:he wouldn't move in here and stay here so why would you expect someone else to>

NOW I WENT TO CONFRONT DOSS'S LANDLORD, MIKE HOWARD, TWICE, BUT HE WASN'T THERE, EACH TIME. I ALSO CALLED HIS CELL PHONE, AND HIS MAILBOX WAS FULL.

BUT IT'S NOT OVER, WE WILL FIND HIM. IN THE MEANTIME....DOSS PLANS TO PUT HER MONEY IN AN ESCRO ACCOUNT AND SHE'S ALSO CONSIDERING HIRING AN ATTORNEY.

MIKA HIGHSMITH NEWS 11.

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