2988469720_3b28068648_zStruggling families languish on public housing wait lists while “over-income” families live in subsidized homes

In Obama’s America, home is where the fraud is.

“More than 25,000 families are living the life of Riley in public housing, making well over the income limit but paying a pittance for their apartments — all with the blessing of a government bureaucracy that wants them to stay put, a blistering watchdog report charges,” NewsMax reports.

“According to the audit by the Inspector General’s Office for the Department of Housing and Urban Development – conducted at the request of Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roe, according to the Washington Post – the ‘over income’ tenants represent an ‘egregious’ abuse of a public housing system in which more than 300,000 qualified families are stuck on waiting lists.”

Not only is the Obama administration giving taxpayer-funded homes to ineligible people, it may actually be encouraging the fraudulent practice.

“Although 25,226 over income families is a small percentage of the approximate 1.1 million families receiving public housing assistance, we did not find that HUD and public housing authorities had taken or planned to take sufficient steps to reduce at least the egregious examples of over income families in public housing,” the audit reveals.

“Therefore, it is reasonable to expect the number of over income families participating in the program to increase over time.”

The audit reveals the fraud will costs taxpayers more than $104 million next year alone.

The report comes after other inspectors general reveal the Obama administration has intentionally blocked their efforts to investigate waste, fraud and abuse by Obama officials.

In August 2014, 47 inspectors general sent a letter to Congress making it clear the White House is actively blocking efforts to uncover criminal activity within the government.

It reads:

“Each of us strongly supports the principle that an inspector general must have complete, unfiltered, and timely access to all information and materials available to the agency that relate to that IG’s oversight activities, without unreasonable administrative burdens. The importance of this principle, which was codified by Congress in Section 6(a)(1) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (the IG Act), cannot be overstated. Refusing, restricting, or delaying an IG’s access to documents leads to incomplete, inaccurate, or significantly delayed findings or recommendations, which in turn may prevent the agency from promptly correcting serious problems and deprive Congress of timely information regarding the agency’s performance.”