WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13) — After more than two months of living in temporary housing, Vice President Kamala Harris will soon be able to unpack and unwind at her official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory.
Symone Sanders, senior adviser and chief spokesperson for the vice president, tweeted Thursday that Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will move into the official vice presidential residence on Massachusetts Avenue in northwest Washington next week — after some repairs are completed. Sanders did not provide a date.READ MORE: Protesters In Placerville Call For Noose To Remain In City's Logo
The Vice President and Second Gentleman will move in to the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory residence next week. The move was initially delayed to allow for repairs to the home that are more easily conducted with the home unoccupied.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneSanders46) April 1, 2021
The repairs included maintenance on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, replacing chimney liners and refurbishing some of the hardwood floors in the 19th century Victorian house, Sanders said.READ MORE: Police Responding To Intruder Call Swarm Natomas Home To Discover Roomba As Cleaning Culprit
Officials had said it would be easier to do the work while the house was unoccupied after former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife moved out.
Harris and Emhoff have spent the months since her inauguration on Jan. 20 living temporarily at Blair House, the president’s official guest residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, across from the White House.
Harris, a former U.S. senator and attorney general in California, and Emhoff, were flying home to Los Angeles on Thursday with plans to remain there through Easter.
The vice president has public events Monday in Oakland, California, and Tuesday in Chicago before her scheduled return to Washington later Tuesday evening.MORE NEWS: Family Calls For Help In Finding Missing Modesto Mother Of 2 Allegedly Kidnapped At Gunpoint
District of Columbia police recently arrested a man near the vice president’s official residence on a weapons charge.