Although the city continues to cite 415 Grant St. as a problem property, it hasn’t been able to improve conditions or decrease crime there.
The upstairs toilet had been leaking through the tiles, dripping from the ceiling to the downstairs apartment for at least a year before Steve Hebel put his foot through it one day in February.
The tiles have since been repaired, but still have a spongey feel and a give when you walk across them.
The bathroom wasn’t an exception, said Hebel and two former tenants of the apartment below his, Gregory Morris and Tracy Shoots.
Morris, his wife and two kids spent a few weeks living in motels and their car before they found a new apartment in Oceanside.