Update: Tenants complain of moldy New Port Richey apartments

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New Port Richey, Florida - 10 News has been bringing you reports about some New Port Richey apartments with mold problems.

The mold has forced some tenants at Ranchside Apartments to move out, including a single mother who is expecting her second child.

It's a problem some tenants say management is ignoring or not fixing at all.

PHOTOS: See just what the tenants are complaining about

David Brooks called 10 News about the mold in another complex managed by the same company, the Elon Management Group.

Brooks lives in the High Points Apartments, and says it's the second apartment he's been relocated to in the same complex since he and his wife moved in six months ago.

Even in the new apartment, he says he has mold showing up on his walls.

After our visit to Brooks' apartment, District Manager Tori Boyd ordered her maintenance crew to take care of the moldy walls.

Brooks says when the maintenance man cut open the wall in the utility room Thursday morning, he found thick mold inside the walls of that room, and the adjoining bathroom wall... a problem the crew said the walls will have to be cut out to fix.

Management says they will hire an outside contractor to assess the problem.

Our calls to the Elon Management Group have not been returned.

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