People in a Parker County mobile home community are in desperate need of help after living in deplorable conditions. But getting solutions to their problems isn't going to be easy.
Between Azle and Springtown in an unincorporated area of Parker County sits Monticello Drive Estates.
It's where 9-year-old Donna Brooks lives. She will soon undergo several surgeries to remove a brain tumor and then will need the help of a wheelchair to get around.
Her mother is worried about how she'll pay for a ramp into the trailer they rent.
"I don't have much money. I've only got my disability check coming in," said Serena Whisehunt.
Her mother said the man who owns the property told her he would only build a ramp if she paid for it.
"It kind of upset me because I was trying to figure out how am I gonna do it for my daughter, for her safety," Whisehunt said.
Neighbors said the problems in the community reach far beyond just accessibility -- from a backed up septic tank to holes in the floors.
"This is the electrical wiring box that goes up to the main box and if you follow the wires they go right her near the bathtub, the main bathtub drain," one neighbor said.
Property manager Jessica Castro said the owner has had problems recently with former managers. She's only in her second week on the job.
"But the past two weeks we've been trying to come in and clean it up and help the people that are here just to let them know that they're still cared about and we still love them. It just takes time to bring something back up to where it should be," she said.
Property owner Keith Harvey said he wasn't aware Whisehunt couldn't pay for the ramp. He promised to make it happen for her.
County commissioners said there is not much they can do about it the residents' problems because Parker County has no code enforcement and no authority over the property owner other than to force him to fix the sewer problem.
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