FERGUSON, Mo. — Dangerous heat in the St. Louis area prompted most people to stay indoors to cool off, but it’s not so easy for Pleasant View Garden Apartment residents like Cherrie Taylor.
“My air conditioning hasn’t worked for three years, and I’ve been here for three years and it hasn’t worked,” Taylor said.
Taylor spent one of the hottest days of the year trying to figure out why she was being evicted.
“I don’t know where it came from. I don’t even know where it came from. How did I stay there so long and owe you $2,000? You know, I don’t get it,” she said.
Like Taylor, Whitney Henry has the same problem at the Ferguson apartment complex. Henry said she didn’t have a working air conditioner.
“If I take you there now, my thermometer in my unit reads about 89 to 90 degrees,” she said.
Henry shares the apartment with her 10-year-old daughter, who has eczema.
“Heat and eczema don’t mix. Sweat and eczema don’t mix. Your skin is cracking up terribly, seriously, why do we have to stay like this? She said.
Pleasant View Garden management declined our request for an interview.
“It’s 33 degrees and the lower the evening comes the hotter it gets,” said Henry Keep Calm.”
With no resolution or management response like Henry, all Taylor can do is hope that the air conditioner gets fixed.
“Just sit in the house, sit on the porch, and try to keep your cool,” Taylor said.
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