Freshman Congresswoman can't afford D.C. apartment until Congress starts

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- One incoming congresswoman says she can’t afford to move to Washington until next year.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the winner of the Democratic primary victory in New York's 14th Congressional District, listens during press interviews, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in New York. Ocasio-Cortez, 28, upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday's election. , Wednesday June 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times she will not be able to afford a D.C. apartment until she assumes office in January. That’s when her salary kicks in.

The 29-year-old is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. She will represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, consisting of parts of Queens and The Bronx.

Ocasio-Cortez says in her Times interview that she has three months without a salary before she becomes a member of Congress.

On Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez said, “such financial obstacles block low-income individuals from pursuing office.”