Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) executive and Trump appointee Lynne Patton will be living in residences sponsored and managed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for a month to see firsthand the challenges residents face.
Patton invited The Daily Caller into one of the family’s homes at the Patterson Houses in the Bronx on her first night’s stay on Monday.
The HUD official brought her own blowup mattress and says she will stay with a new family each week to avoid overstaying her welcome.
NYCHA has been under fire for lead-based paint poisonings, heat outages, leaks, mold and long waits for repairs and maintenance, among other things.
The issues, however, don’t appear to be new, as residents have been complaining about their living conditions for years.
Patton says this isn’t a funding issue, as the NYCHA is given $30 million a week by the Federal Government to take care of the needs of its 400,000 tenants. (RELATED: Trump’s EPA Slaps NYC With Massive Fines For Unsanitary Public Housing )
She believes the money could be spent better and that people need to be held accountable.
So, the $30 million question is: Where is all the money going?
The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of The Daily Caller.
NOW CHECK OUT The Daily Caller’s most popular shows: