Call 4 Action - Harlingen resident out of her deposit

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.