‘I can’t sleep’

San Mateo tenants see rent increases despite roach, bedbug infestation

“Every night I cry, I can’t sleep because we have so many bugs, we have bedbugs, cucarachas (cockroaches), rats. So many stuff, very, very horrible,” Centeno said before Thursday’s prayer vigil outside the building in which he lives. “The neighbors are scared right now, too scared to complain.”

Holding handmade posters highlighting health concerns, members of the community gathered outside a San Mateo apartment building in support of tenants who say they’re facing steep rent increases despite their homes being infested with cockroaches, bedbugs and mold. – See more.

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