Springhill Apartments residents heated over non-working A/C units

18 residents at apartments on Ray Bon Drive dealing with A/C issues

Published On: Aug 15 2012 05:42:03 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2012 06:04:21 AM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

Residents at the Springhill Apartments on Ray Bon Drive say their A/C units are not working fully or not working at all, and management hasn't done anything about the problem.

Robert Devoe lives at the East Side apartment complex. He says the coolest it gets on any given day is 84 degrees.

"I've been going through six weeks of someone coming out, looking at the air conditioning, determining that it's not functioning properly, and telling me that they'll write it up. Writing it up doesn't cool the apartment down," Devoe said.

Devoe is not alone. Some 18 residents at the Springhill Apartments are dealing with the same thing. 

"This is low income housing, we have a number of elderly people that live here," Devoe said. "We have some of them with air conditioning problems, we have young mothers with newborn children." 

The apartments are run by the San Antonio Housing Authority. SAHA said until recently they turned over management to someone else. 

"When the third party management took over back in July, they did an assessment of the property and they realized there were some units that did need repair and maintenance so this is in response to that assessment," said Angela Johnson with SAHA.

Johnson said SAHA sent two contractors and one technician to the apartment complex Tuesday afternoon to work on the problem.

SAHA said the contractors would be working through the night to fix those A/C units.