WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNewYork) – Federal housing official Lynne Patton is taking a break from her NYCHA stay Thursday.

Patton has been spending the week at the Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side.

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She and Tenant Association President Carmen Quionones will travel by train Thursday to Washington, D.C. to attend the African American History Month Celebration. They’re expected to return Friday.

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Patton is spending four weeks living in four different NYCHA buildings and posting about the experience on her Facebook page.