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Alabama A&M has faced its share of criticism over their facilities. Last year, Representative Jabo Waggoner called them the worst in the state.

Now students and parents are complaining about the university's living facilities.

The girls living in Palmer Hall have gone without hot water for seven weeks.

The school has said the girls can either permanently move to another dorm or just make the trek every day to take a shower. The girls say it's more of an inconvenience than a solution.

"It's been off since our spring break which was like last month, and the air isn't working. When it does work it's only for like a week then it's out again," said Palmer Hall resident Felicity Harper.

WHNT News 19 reached out to school officials but they did not return out calls.  However, administrators have posted signs on the building.

The first sign was posted on March 2nd, warning residents they would be without heat or air conditioning for a couple of weeks. On March 23rd they posted another sign, saying the work would be done by April 5th.

The most recent sign says they are waiting for a part and the work will be done "soon."

The residents hope in the end they'll be reimbursed at least some of the money they spent to live on campus.

"They paid to stay here. We didn’t expect for us to go across the street to use somebody else’s water," said resident Brittany Jones. "That didn’t come across our mind when we decided to stay on this campus."

A spokesperson for the school has said there are still 95 girls who chose to stay in Palmer instead of move to a new dorm, and there is ample space to house them in a different building.