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Craft plan to get AC to public housing

Express-News Editorial BoardMay 25, 2019

No family should have to endure a sweltering San Antonio summer without the reprieve of air conditioning. Yet thousands of public housing residents in San Antonio have been without air conditioning for not just days, months or years, but generations. As in, many complexes built decades ago have never been updated with suitable amenities.

For Margarita Ramos and her teenage son, residents of the Alazan-Apache Courts public housing complex, the lack of air conditioning has meant lying on the floor near a box fan to find relief.

For Francisco Sandoval Cueva, a resident of the Villa Tranchese senior and disabled apartments on the West Side, no air conditioning last summer meant spending his days at the San Antonio Public Library.

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