Lack of Hot Water For Public Housing Residents a Test for Abercrombie

Rj Brown / Civil Beat

Sophia Sanchez, 53, is a mother and a grandmother.

She stands in the doorway of her daughter's home at the Mayor Wright public housing complex, simultaneously propping the screen open while corralling her three grandchildren with her feet as they wobble and charge towards the sunlight.

The doorway leads into a modest but cozy apartment. Pacifiers sit on the kitchen counter. Pictures and notes hang from the refrigerator door. A fourth child sleeps on the couch, cocooned with a baby-blue blanket patterned with small pink teddy bears. There's a poi dog wandering around the room, not sure yet if the children are friends or foes.

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