Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband are moving into their official residence after lengthy repairs forced the couple to live in the president’s bedrooms, a senior administration official told NBC News on Tuesday.
The Naval Observatory is traditionally the home of the Vice President, but Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff have not lived there since the inauguration.
The vice president and Emhoff have stayed at the Blair House, near the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, while the Naval Observatory undergoes renovations. But a moving truck was seen outside the Blair House in recent days.
When this project started, it was expected to only take a few weeks, but it has been extended to over two months. One official said the repairs are “easier to carry out with the house unoccupied.” The White House said the nature of the renovations included chimney work, maintenance and general floor repairs.