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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Paying tenants are living in some of the worst conditions in South Florida.

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Housing situations so deplorable the tenants say that rats crawl through walls, mold covers the roofs, frequent water leaks and sewage spills.

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CBS4’s Michele Gillen investigated why this was happening.

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