The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Washington, D.C.:
It’s Hot Inside

Jul 19, 2021

A number of residents of the 653-unit Paradise at Parkside apartment complex in northeast Washington, D.C. went without working air conditioning for at least 10 days starting the first weekend in July.

Washington’s summer heat reaches the mid-90s by day, with heat indexes over 100, and the 80s at night, and it’s very humid. Going without air conditioning is intolerable and unsafe. But for landlord Telesis Corp. and property manager CTG, which rake in millions of dollars in rent from the tenants of these 15 buildings, providing enough maintenance is their least concern.