AHA says Redwine was ineligible for housing

Created: 04/03/2014 10:13 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The apartment near where Alfred Redwine was shot and killed by Albuquerque Police Officer James Eichel was city-owned property meant for low-income families struggling to get back on their feet. As it turns out, Redwine was breaking rules by being there.

“You're ineligible if you've had a felony within the last three years or if you've had any offense regarding drugs or violence over any period of time you're ineligible. If you've had a felony and you're still on probation, you'd be ineligible,” Linda Bridge of the Albuquerque Housing Authority said.

Redwine had all three strikes, and a Facebook photo showed Redwine holding an assault rifle while he was on probation. The AHA says he wasn’t actually on a lease for that property, but someone may have been letting him stay there, meaning they may have violated their lease.

“That is something we take very seriously and will review, we will investigate if there are any complaints in that regard. If it found to be a lease infraction we would work with the tenant to correct that,” Bridge said.

AHA says these rules are in place to protect the families just trying to make ends meet.

“We are here to help the most vulnerable and we want to make sure everyone that occupies our housing has a safe place to live,” Bridge said.

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