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Some High-Income Texans Are Living in Public Housing

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A recent United States Department of Housing and Urban Development audit found discrepancies in the public housing program.

From Texas Standard: In Olney, Texas, a family earns $227,709 — but they also receive taxpayer subsidies for rent. A new federal Department of Housing and Urban Development audit finds that 41 percent of families in public housing are making $10,000 more than the income cap.

Alexa Ura covers politics and demographics for The Texas Tribune. She says more than a thousand Texas families are overqualified for the program.

"Because the families only have to have the qualifying limit when they apply, once their income gets over that limit, they can remain in housing, and that's what we're seeing across the state," Ura says.

View more on Texas Standard.

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