Some residents say they'd warned the caretaker, Daniel Cunningham, a former candidate for Mayor, about the dangerous living conditions.
"We kept telling Daniel he doesn't comply with the people, what the tenants say how unsafe it is. With the building inspectors, they told him take it down, take it down he didn't want to listen to them," said Holly Nojima, a former tennant.
"He's all about taking people's money he don't care. I seen him collect people's rent then kick them out the next day," said Clay.