Patrick Murphy tours Stonybrook Apartments in Riviera Beach

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-16 22:00:14-04

Residents of a local apartment complex continue to fight for improvements in their living conditions, and today a state congressman toured the complex.

Mayor Thomas Masters invited Patrick Murphy to see first-hand the conditions at Stonybrook Apartments in Riviera Beach.

Inside the complex many residents deal with rats, mold and no air conditioning.

The congressman said after seeing what residents are dealing with, he will take necessary action.

"Well it's going take leadership from the local, state and federal government working together to make sure that we're holding accountable those that are responsible for these conditions," said Murphy. "Every other unit went to had mold in it. This is unconscionable to me."

City officials say they will continue to fight until conditions drastically improve.

Murphy's senate opponent, incumbent Marco Rubio, has been targeting Global Ministries Foundation, the owners of the complex.

He toured the development in early September.

A Rubio spokeswoman sent a statement saying the senator has testified at a senate hearing about the conditions of properties that the foundation runs.