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VLP Attorney Helps Working Mom Stay Safely Housed

“Ms. M.”, a working single mother, had just moved her family into a new rental home when a sewage backup made the home uninhabitable. Forced to move to a hotel to keep her family safe, she faced a significant additional lodging expense.

Yet, her landlord made no effort to repair the damage to the home. Two of Ms. M.’s children have severe asthma, so living in a mold free environment is critical to their continued good health.

After weeks with no improvement, Ms. M. contacted the Hamilton County Health Department. After the health inspector’s orders, the landlord finally started the remediation process. However, his workers did not complete the needed repairs and mold abatement.

Then Ms. M. contacted the VLP who referred her to Dan Albrecht, a senior counsel at Procter and Gamble. Thanks to attorney Albrecht’s intervention, the landlord completed the necessary repairs and provided a credit of $1,150 to cover the extra expenses Ms. M. incurred. Ms. M. and her children were able to return safely to their home.

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