Boston Families Making Over $200,000 Living in Taxpayer Subsidized Housing

According to a report by Boston CBS affiliate WBV’s I-Team, there are currently 622 “overincome” families listed in the Massachusetts records, with more than half making $10,000 over the income guidelines. Several of the families made $100,000 over, while one family brings in $200,000.

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) told WBV with the extra income, they should not remain in subsidized housing, but added the eviction process should be done carefully.

“If you go over by a dollar, should you be kicked out the next day? The answer is no,” Capuano said. “But if you go over by $100,000, I would argue give yourself a 30-, 60- or 90-day time frame to say, ‘Good for you. It worked. Now, it’s time to move on.’”

(h/t Boston CBS Local)

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