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Mom of two without air conditioning in apartment for 18 days

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 23:16:23-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Antoinette Davenport is thankful for air conditioning after 18 days in the heat.

When the A/C went out, the mom of two called the front office at the Winfield Place Apartments, where she has lived for four years. Davenport said, "They told me air was a luxury."

While Kansas City experienced two heat waves, Davenport says temperatures inside her apartment reached over 90 degrees.

41 Action News contacted the Monroe Group, which manages the apartment complex. The company said it was waiting for another bid for the air conditioner repair, but there was no deadline to complete the work.

Then, we reached out to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which forwarded us to the Missouri Housing Development Commission. A representative for the MHDC said, "The safety of the environment for residents is a top priority."

Thankfully, two window A/C units were installed in Davenport's apartment as well as the other units that did not have air conditioning. The property manager and MHDC say a company will be out to fix the central air conditioning for all residents at Winfield Place Apartments on Friday.