Report: New York Family Earning Over $1 Million in Public Housing

PIX11 investigation has uncovered over 1,500 households earning six-figure salaries while living in New York City Housing Authority apartments.

Housing records obtained by PIX11 show one family reported making nearly a million dollars while paying only $1,574 rent monthly for a three-bedroom apartment.

According to a report by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the household’s annual income was $497,911 and the head of household owned real estate “that produced $790,534 in rental income between 2009 and 2013.”

“If you’re making more than the mayor of New York City, you should not be living in public housing,” said Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is chairman of the Public Housing Committee.

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