MIAMI -

"It is terrible. I am going through holy hell," said Shannon Daniels who lives in a Liberty City apartment complex that is overgrown with mushrooms on the ceiling, fecal matter and mold.

Daniels told Local 10 News she is about to be evicted for refusing to pay rent since her landlord has not kept the building up to code.

"I actually had to complain," said Daniels. "The toilet is not even mounted to the floor. I have to put down towels, and the towels are completely moldy."

When Daniels complained and nothing was done she withheld the rent and was summarily evicted. She has until Monday to get out.

"I want to leave so bad," said Daniels. "I have been trying to, but I can never save up enough money to go."

Local 10 News learned the building owner hasn't just neglected this property in Miami, but others as well. He also didn't pay a $900,000 water bill at a complex in Houston, Texas, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over a 518-unit building in Indianapolis.

Meanwhile, the owners reportedly live in a multimillion-dollar mansion in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

"What am I supposed to do?" asked Daniels. "I am stuck between a rock and hard place."

Daniels said others don't complain for fear of being kicked out.

"This is a problem that we have in the inner city of Miami," said City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado. "Absentee landlords that just don't care. They even ignore the liens from code enforcement."

Miami mayor demands action in apartments' deplorable conditions

HOURS EARLIER THEY WERE BOTH RESCUED. AND THE DRIVER BELIEVED HE WAS TAKING AN EXIT AND ENDED UP IN THE WATER. NEW DETAILS ABOUT A NEGLECTED MIAMI APARTMENT COMPLEX. ANDREW PEREZ JOINS US LIVE FROM OUTSIDE OF THE COMPLEX IN MIAMI WITH THE LATEST, ANDREW. WE SPOKE TO THE MAYOR AND RIGHT NOW CAUGHT IN BETWEEN A ROCK AND HARD PLACE. CODE ENFORCEMENT COULD DEEM THE BUILDING BEHIN ME UNSAFE. THAT MEANS THEY WOULD HAVE TO KICK THEM OUT. THEY ARE FRUSTRATED AND ANGRY AND CALLING THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING A MILLIONAIRE SLUM LORD. IF ANYONE WALKS IN MY SHOES. WALK MY SHOES. SHANNON DANIELS IS DAYS AWAY FROM EVICTION AFTER WITH HOLDING HER APARTMENT RENT AFTER HER COMPLAINTS FELL ON DEAF EARS. I KEEP ON-GOING BY THE GRACE OF GOD. NEARLY EVERY TEINANT INSISTED THAT WE WALK THROUGH THEIR HOME. WHAT WE FOUND. FECAL MATTER OOZING FROM THE WALL AND MUSHROOMS GROWING FROM THE CEILING AND BUGS. THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF CODE ENFORCEMENT FINES ON THAT PARTICULAR PROPERTY. AND NOW THE MIAMI MAYOR IS WEIGHING IN. WELL AWARE OF THE DEPLORABLE LIVING CONDITION. THIS IS A PROBLEM IN THE INNER CITY OF MIAMI. THE SLUM LORDS DON'T CARE. THEY WERE NOT HAPPY TO SEE US AND THE BUILDING OWNERS WHO WERE OUT OF STATE HAD A HISTORY OF NEGLECT. DENISE NOT PAYING A 900,000 WATER BILL IN A COMPLEX IN HOUSTON AND FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN A COMPLEX IN INDIANAPOLIS. BUT THE OWNERS LIVED IN A MULTIMILLION MANSION IN ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY. THE TENANTS SAY THE PROBLEMS ARE GETTING WORSE. AND NOW THE MAYOR IS LOOKING INTO IT HIMSELF. THE MAYOR SAID THE CITY HAS TRIED FINES AND LIENS, AND SAY IT IS A COMPLICATED SITUATION. HE SAID IDEALLY IT WOULD BE BEST IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR STATE GOT INVOLVED AND TRIED TO