The federal government says that a friend who stays over several times a month to help out violates the law.
"He has traumatic brain injury and is paralyzed," said Page Vassallo, Sean's wife.
Page Vassallo is talking about her 41-year-old husband Sean.
He was a marine who fought in the first Gulf war, and was strong and vibrant, until a devastating car accident in 2008.
Now Page and Sean live in a world of medication and VA care.
They also live in public housing, which is a world where Federal law trumps all.
Paul Wibinski is a spokesperson for the North Bergen Housing Authority.
He says their investigation shows that Page has one particular man living in the apartment and has been for months.
That is a clear violation of Federal law.
If you stay overnight more than 14 times a month you need to be on the lease.
"I do have someone staying here every once and a while, but that's to help out with my husband during the night time," Vassallo said.
She says that he does stay there at night, but he does not live there.