Rangel under fire over housing

July 11, 2008 3:54:36 PM PDT
One of New York's most powerful and popular politicians is facing some tough questions about his personal housing. Congressman Charles Rangel, of Harlem, apparently has four rent-stabilized apartments in a luxury complex in Harlem.

One of them, according to the New York Times, is used as a campaign office. The newspaper reports that that it is against city and state rules governing rent-stabilized apartments.

Rangel's spokesman says he is not aware any rules are being violated. Rangel pays, according to the Times, less than $4,000 a month for the four apartments. That is less than half the market value.