Lynne Patton
**FILE** Lynne Patton, event planner and Head of Region II for HUD, looks on as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), take questions after signing a ceremonial agreement between the federal government and the City of New York intended to correct mismanagement of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), during a press conference at the Jacob Javits Federal Building, January 31, 2019 in New York City. The agreement paves the way for the appointment of a federal monitor to eventually replace the current interim chairman of NYCHA. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Trump’s party planner-turned-housing official announced over the weekend that she will experience how the other half lives by moving into New York City Housing Authority complexes for a month.

Lynne Patton, a U.S. Housing and Urban Development regional director, told radio host John Catsimatidis that she’s vacating her ritzy Trump Tower apartment to live in the city’s crumbling public housing system.

“I am moving into NYCHA tomorrow, actually,” she said in a segment that aired Sunday. “I’m staying at Patterson Houses in the Bronx for a week. And after that I think I’m going to go to Douglass Houses” in Manhattan.

Patton, who underwent a background check in order to move into NYCHA, had planned to move to there in January but was deterred by the government shutdown.

She said she plans to spend one week each at four developments.

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