Congressional newcomer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., fretted after her election that she might not be able to afford living in Washington.
She has lobbied for affordable housing, and the self-described democratic socialist in her “Green New Deal” calls for “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all.
So her new address in Washington?
The Washington Free Beacon isn’t revealing the street address due to safety concerns expressed by her office. But it reports she lives in a luxury apartment complex that does not offer the affordable housing units that were a key plank in her campaign.
The 29-year-old, who is receiving $174,000 a year from taxpayers, has moved into a newly built high-rise in the city’s Navy Yard area.
While she campaigned for less-costly housing, her new building, developed by WC Smith, does not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program.
The district already has been sued for allegedly encouraging an influx of affluent “millennial creatives” who shove minority residents out.
Ocasio-Cortez often blasted luxury real estate developers during her campaign.
She ranted: “We need to kick luxury real estate lobbyists to the curb and defend working people’s way of life. 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.”
She boasted she was the only one brave enough to refuse to take campaign contributions from luxury property developers, the report said.
Her own new residence offers more than 100,000 square feet of amenities including state-of-the-art hydrotherapy beds, saunas, an indoor lap pool, a rooftop infinity pool, a cycling studio and a fireside lounge.
And there’s a Steinway player piano.
Prices range up to $5,200 a month.