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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The rent is being paid, yet the repairs are not following suit.

This is the fight multiple tenants of Worth Clark Realty are facing.

Treena Rains and her daughter are members of the Safhr Program – one that is geared toward helping the homeless secure housing through government assistance.

Rains has been in her residence, which was secured through Worth Clark Realty, since September, but domestic issues such as a faulty heater, are beginning to fall apart at the seams.

“She [Worth Clark Realty] texted me and said, ‘Treena, what needs to be fixed in the house? Let me know … she said take pictures of all of it. I did, and I sent it to him. This was over one month ago,'” Rians recalls.

Rains is a member of Cape Tenants, where the president, Aaron Lerma, says the landlord has been taking the rent payments but not fulfilling the necessary repair obligations.

“Treena’s case, she is getting the landlord … actually taking payment,” said Lerna. “Her rent was $850 per month, except nothing is getting fixed.”

A phone call was placed to Worth Clark Realty but the company would not comment.

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