It's too hot, resident at senior living apartment wants AC fixed
BATON ROUGE - Some residents living at a senior living apartment building off Hooper Road say they've been having trouble getting their air conditioning concerns addressed. One resident says her air conditioner was out for three weeks before it was repaired.
Tuesday morning, 2 On Your Side met Yvonne Daniels at Hooper Springs Apartments and walked into her unit where the thermostat read 83 degrees.
"That thermostat was registering 86, that was yesterday morning," she said.
A fan blowing in the corner was not getting the job done. The apartment smelled damp and Daniels is unable to stay there.
"I had to leave here I was getting sick in here," she said.
Daniels says her air conditioner quit working Wednesday, August 8. She says she called the emergency number and someone came to look at the issue the next day. Somerset Pacific manages Hooper Springs Apartments and tells WBRZ it addressed a Freon issue Friday and said everything was working properly. Daniels says it wasn't.
"Here we are Tuesday, still no air," she said.
Daniels says she's unhappy with the way things have been tended to and feels as if her concerns have not been addressed. She's currently staying with a family member.
"I just want what I'm paying for," she said. "Cool, calm, and comfortable."
CDI Developments, based out of Idaho, says it purchased Hooper Springs, Hooper Pointe, and Cypress Springs in May 2018. The company says it made the agreement, knowing the units were not well taken care of and were inundated with requests for repairs soon after the purchase. It tells WBRZ as requests come in, it's being proactive and as responsive as possible. Somerset Pacific says it also offered Daniels a hotel room to stay in while the repairs were made and Daniels refused.
As of this post, Daniels' air conditioner has not been repaired.