A MUM has told how her flat is so tiny her kids have to eat on the floor – and the conditions are so grim she is reduced to tears daily.
Latasha Smith, 34, has been living in the one-bed studio flat with her two kids in Croydon, South London, for the last two years.
The pregnant mum says the windows in the temporary accommodation, provided by Croydon Council, are covered in toxic black mould.
She also claims there is no room for a kitchen table- and the limited storage space means she is forced to keep food on the floor.
Latasha, who is due to give birth in a few weeks, told MyLondon: “I sit down daily and breakdown, I try to be strong again and say, ‘right let’s get out’, but it’s not easy.
"There’s no space to do anything. It’s not fair for my youngest, she can’t even explore in her own environment, there’s no space for her to explore.
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"Croydon Council put me here and that was it. They put me here and forgot all about me.”
Latasha, who has been told she will be "relocated as soon as possible" since MyLondon spoke to the council, said she is forced to store her family's food in the oven when it is not in use to save space.
Meanwhile, the former prison officer and carer has not had a working shower for eight weeks.
Latasha and her teen daughter, 14, have been using their neighbour's shower while her two-year-old is washed in a small bucket of water.
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The mum added: “I don’t know where they expect me to put my baby, they are aware – I told them when I was pregnant, but they blanked me.
"No one replied to me, no one answered me."
MyLondon reported Latasha contacted the council a number of times to voice her concerns.
However, until the publication contacted them, she was given little help in return.
A Croydon Council spokesperson said: “Our team has found a new home for this family [on Friday, May 27] and the family will now be relocated as soon as possible.
"We sincerely apologise that they have not felt supported in their home and recognise that, in light of national housing demand, families are sometimes left in temporary situations for far too long.
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"It is unacceptable that we have left them feeling ignored."
They added: "The Council is committed to making sure all our residents and families are treated with respect and empathy when dealing our services.”
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