Anonymous on 09/21/2011
Within the first month of living here I realized that the building had a SEVERE pest issue. I caught a mouse and was killing upwards of 10 roaches a day. I notified everyone I could of the problem. I had multiple people in my apartment trying to fix the problem. Here I am, 5 months later, stuck in an apartment where I can pretty much count on stepping on a roach on the way to the bathroom in the dark. About a month ago I started receiving small bites all over my hands. Imagine my delight. I had
taken all the precautions I could and I STILL got bedbugs. After both the owner and building manager reassured me that there had never been a case of bed bugs in the building, i was ever so surprised to find this website. Im fighting fiercely to get out of my lease. I haven't slept through the night in months and i don't invite anyone over because its embarrassing, This place is disgusting.
Anonymous on 11/17/2010
First time on my dad app i notice bedbugs back in 2006.
I visit my dad few times a year at 1515 W Morse and i beg him to move to another place but is an old man who can afford to move and throw all he has and buy another furniture etc...I read on the internet that the building was infected since 2003.
There are more buildings affected by bedbugs but no one reported them so in a way is like all Chicago is infested.
The point is ....what we do? Throw all , move to another place , buy new furni
ture and after that to see that the new place is infested to?
Election time for mayor is coming in 2011 but i never heard from candidates that they gonna do something about bedbugs.
Maddy on 03/08/2010
Me and my boyfriend was excited about moving into our first apartment together at 1515 W morse ave in 2008, but found out after signing the lease that the WHOLE building was INFESTED with BEDBUGS. The owner of the building did NOT, of course, say anything about the problem they had with these persistant pests, and one of the neighbors, who had been living there several years, told me that she had informed the landlord about the bedbug problem THREE YEARS AGO, and yet, he had not done anything ab
out it, blaimed it on the tenants. Many people who's still living in the building are too poor to move elsewhere, and I feel really sorry for them. I got out of my lease by contacting a wonderful woman at The Alderman's office who helped me, and also informed me about my rights as a tenant. If the apartment is not habitable, which it isn't since it got bedbugs, then all tenants can get out of their lease with the right documents. Also, all tenants can all come together and stop paying their rents until the landlord fix the problem, which he wont be able to since the whole building is infested. It's surprising how they are allowed to still rent out apartments, the landlord should be in jail. I lost a lot of money because of him and I had to throw away all of my furniture once I moved out. Please do not rent any apartments from the owner of this building, he has no moral sense whatsoever.
TRYING TO BE STRONG on 05/26/2009
OUR HISTORY IS SO, FIRST APRIL 2009 MY WIFE MY DAUGHTER SMALL OF 1 YEAR AND HALF I DECIDED TO MOVE US TO ANOTHER PLACE LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND SECURE TO LIVE. I LEI THIS MESSAGE THE SAME DAY THAT WE WE TO CHANGE BUT ALREADY I PAID THE DEPOSIT AND INCOME. AND I CANCELLED MY CONTRACT IN THE OTHER APT. THAT SAME DAY SOME PEOPLE WHO EXITED PER BACK OF THE BUILDING I KEPT. BECAUSE IS VAN TO CHANGE FOR ACA IF HERE IS INFECTED OF BED BUGS THERE WAS THAT STARTED OUR NIGHTMARE, SI
NCE THE FIRST DAY THAT WE SLEEP HERE UNTIL THE DAY TODAY US HAVE BITTEN BY ALL SIDES NOW ME I HAVE TO LEAVE BUT THE OWNER SAYS I HAVE TO PAY ALL THE YEAR OF INCOME WILL THIS FAIR, WHEN I ASK TO WILLIAM COVACI THE OWNER SAID THAT NO HAD NO PROBLEM HERE, SAME SO IT ASSURE ENGINEER BETO?
Anonymous on 09/15/2008
I arrived in the building at the beginning of august and the second day i was there a guy in the elevator asked me if I had bedbugs in my apt. The same day I saw a dead one on the floor of my apt, and staring being bitten. The exterminator came once but it was useless. The bugs are all over the building, especially in the laundry room, so that they spread in all apartment when people do laundry.
I am so overwhelmed.... ;(