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Jul 10, 2014 12:21 AM by Rebecca Taylor

Repairs made to apartment complex air conditioning

TUCSON - Residents at a midtown apartment complex, living with broken air conditioning units are starting to feel relief.

The air conditioning is back on. It's a follow up to a story we first reported last week.

The Alvernon North apartments are located near Ft. Lowell and Alvernon.

Residents tell us they've been complaining for months about the lack of cooling.

Kristina Barker who is eight months pregnant also experienced a leaky roof. Late Wednesday Barker was moved to a safer unit.

Since our story first aired, the city has been at the complex investigating resident complaints. Officials have determined that proper repairs have been made.

"Finally because of the inspectors, people are finally putting pressure on them they're actually doing stuff," says Barker standing inside her new unit. "Oh it's way better, no bubbles, no holes in it like the other one, that I can tell. It's a lot cooler in here, because you walk into the other one it feels musty."

While Barker's situation has improved, apartment staff who also live at the Alvernon North apartments say they've been fired.

News 4 Tucson tried to speak with the complex owner, but our calls were not returned.

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