For of those of you who read about my friend with the tsunami of troubles, some caused by the HD, there has been a turn about. A couple of weeks ago the landlord (a cousin of hers) contacted the HD for an inspection. They came and asked me after that because I had specifically asked if they could delay things till after school ends (tomorrow) because her children would be down in North Carolina with grand Ma after that and she would have until September to find a reasonable place. They were more than happy to do so, but it turns out the landlord is not doing his part, but surprise! In this case the HD will come to the rescue. Apparently, Code violations are handled the same a condemnation, its done at the landlords expense. So the last laugh will be done even as he shows the apartment, telling the prospectives that she will be out at the end of the month.
By the way the HD social service help her get the ex to court and get the needed child support