06/17/2010 // Dallas, Texas, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Dallas, Texas – North Texas’ largest shelter is reportedly in a battle with Dallas County for the replacement of broken air conditioning units. As reported by CBS 11 News, the Dallas Life Shelter says the county stated it would weatherize the building several months ago, but has yet to begin the process. Some areas in the building are now without air conditioning, and the broken ones will cost approximately $69,000 to fix.
Shelter director Bob Sweeney is quoted by CBS 11 as stating of the agreement purportedly made by Dallas County Health and Human Services, “If this program would have started when we were told that it was going to these air conditioning units would have been taken care of in the last year and a half, and we would not be in an emergency situation.”
Dallas County Health & Human Services director Zachary Thompson is further quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “Twenty months ago, we did a walkthrough to determine whether or not the building was suitable to do weatherization services… But at no time have we set a timeline or a commitment that we would have anything done at the Dallas Life.”
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