I should add that partof these problems have been long-standing, partially because we were afraid of being blamed for some of them, and because they have SO many apartments needing attention, that they don't get to them too promptly.
Thanks, Hamish for your empathy!
Our AC is back and we have a new fridge. That old fridge was a joke! It leaked and the little piece that covers the fan that circulates the air had one plastic part break off, so I've taken to watering it and freezing it back in place. Duct tape, silicone sealer, and crazy glue so not work Then I used a drinking container the approximate height to keep it in place. Had to so the same for the j-trap underneath the kitchen sink, to keep it in place.
My son just got hired by them to help with all the painting that needs to be done.
The ownership changed hands, recently and the tenant response has been much better. But they are now shelling out a lot more for all of us - plumbing, floors, appliances, painting....