César Díaz felt lucky that only a couple of leaks had sprung in his ceiling, even though Hurricane Maria tore the zinc panels off much of his roof. His real troubles began about a year after the storm, when a crew hired by Puerto Rico's housing department showed up to make the repairs.
"They weren't very professional," Díaz said. "They didn't wear gloves, and they asked if I had an extra piece of wood."
Within days, there were new leaks. Not only in the living room but in the bedroom, over his daughter's crib.