Poor People Not Allowed In Ocasio-Cortez’s Luxury Apartment Complex


‘Socialist’ AOC takes up residence in a tower that doesn’t allow the poor.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times in a story that she could afford an apartment in D.C. until her congressional salary kicked in. Now she’s living in a luxury complex whose owners do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program even though she campaigned affordable housing for everyone.

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Washington Examiner:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently moved into a luxury apartment complex in Washington, D.C. that does not offer the affordable housing units that were a key plank in the New York congresswoman’s campaign platform.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who said in November that she was concerned about being able to afford rent in D.C., now earns a $174,000 annual salary and is living in a newly built high-rise in the city’s Navy Yard area, the Washington Free Beacon reported last week.

The freshman congresswoman, a self-described socialist, campaigned on a platform to expand affordable housing, and her controversial Green New Deal proposal promises “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all.

But Ocasio-Cortez’s new building — built by leading D.C. developer WC Smith — is part of a luxury complex whose owners specifically do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program. The Washington Examiner is not naming the building or complex. More

Ocasio-Cortez often blasted luxury real estate developers during her campaign: “We need to kick luxury real estate lobbyists to the curb and defend working people’s way of life. The skyrocketing cost of living is a national crisis that can be addressed. It’s not just an NYC issue – it’s happening in every U.S. metro area.”

Hey, at least she practices what she preaches. Those in the top socialism echelon get all the perks while everyone else greatly suffers.

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