A vice chair of the Democratic National Committee is accused of abusing a New York affordable housing program for his own personal benefit.
State Assemblyman Michael Blake, who was tapped for a state task force investigating corruption in one housing program, “has for years taken advantage of a different homeownership program by improperly subletting a government-subsidized condominium intended for moderate-income tenants, in violation of a host of rules and restrictions,” Crain’s New York magazine reported Monday.
The Daily Caller reported that the magazine noted that state and city housing officials pledged to investigate the issue.
Blake, who represents the Bronx in the state legislature, is also a Democratic candidate for New York’s 15th Congressional District.
Michael Blake also previously worked in former President Barack Obama’s administration.
His state office did not return the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
The Democratic National Committee vice chair drew headlines in November 2019 after he demanded that Fox News should fire host Tucker Carlson.
Michael Blake interrupted his own interview on the network to demand why Tucker Carlson has “a job here in the first place.”