Pasadena – A resident of a Pasadena apartment complex that had no hot water and heat late last year told KPRC2 on Wednesday that the situation was improving.
Some tenants, like Ash Esquivel, who lives in the Sycamore Gardens apartments on Sycamore Avenue, said they could see some changes taking place.
“So now the water is getting really hot. Like scalding hot. Just turn it on for a little bit and it gets hotter and hotter,” Esquivel said. “There is also a new manager. is.”
Resident Karen Norman said the newly installed boiler is working better than expected.
“The water is hot.
Nollman is hot, too, thanks to a new property manager hired three weeks ago.
“I told her one thing about the heater. She went out the same day and had it fixed,” Nollman added.
When KPRC2 first visited in November 2022, resident William Carpenter complained about two months without hot water. He also said electricity was cut the day before Thanksgiving, squatters took over vacant apartments, and there was structural damage.
“Since everyone came out, we’ve had nothing but good things. They’ve been sitting down. They’ve put in new hot water heaters,” Carpenter said. Light a fire under them who needs them.”
The new lease manager wasn’t able to speak to KPRC2 on camera, but residents said the manager is focused on keeping the place clean and making it safer to live in.
“I told her she was the best manager since I got here,” Norman said.
KPRC2 also spoke with residents like Lakrisha White, who said they have not seen dramatic changes.
“We get hot water and the gas is on, but they’re not doing anything about it as long as they’re doing the air conditioning units for mold and other stuff,” White said. “I’ve been here for three years.”
White is one of several residents fighting with management about eviction notices for late rent.
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