A lost deposit for a home is a tenant TMs worst nightmare.
Teresa Esparza is a single mother of two who recently moved to the Valley from South Carolina.
She is a single mother of two and currently isn TMt employed.
Before moving down here, Esparza was able to find a home in Harlingen, but wasn TMt able to move in.
She tells Action 4 News that in her contract, it states her landlord is supposed to provide her a stove.
But didn TMt, so she decided to find another place to live.
She asked for her deposit back and could not get a response from her landlord.
Esparza says she called several times and left a message but never got an answer.
We tried to contact her landlord, Arturo Benavides, but he was out of town.
He did a phone interview with us and says he never promised her a stove.
He states she broke her contract, when you break a contract you forfeit your deposit
We tried to contact the Housing Authority for comment, but they never responded back to our calls.