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Harris takes up temporary residence at Blair House

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walks the abbreviated parade route after U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Vice President Harris and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, have temporarily relocated to Blair House, the president’s guesthouse, an aide for the vice president confirmed to CBS News.

Harris’s move into One Observatory Circle, the formal vice presidential residence, has been delayed due to “the need for repairs to the home that are more easily conducted with the home unoccupied.” The vice president’s residence is located in the U.S. Naval Observatory.  

CBS reports that the Navy requested that the maintenance, which includes replacing chimney liners, be carried out.

The second family owns multiple homes, including a condo in Washington, D.C., but the residence doesn’t adhere to proper security measures, according to the news outlet.

Blair House, across the street from the White House, has been used as a guest home for visiting leaders and their delegations since 1942. The historic home also housed President Biden and his family the night before he was inaugurated. 

It’s not clear how long Harris and Emhoff will be staying at Blair House.

Harris was sworn into office as the 49th vice president on Wednesday along with Biden, the 46th president of the United States. 

The White House did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

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