Connecticut to study Rocky Hill Veterans Home

Sign outside state Department of Veterans' Affairs in Rocky Hill.

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — A push to end homelessness among Connecticut veterans by 2015 is generating renewed interest in the state’s Veterans Home at Rocky Hill.

A spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the administration is creating a working group that will determine the best way forward for the 90-acre complex that serves military veterans. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will lead the effort.

Advocates for the homeless estimate Connecticut has more than 500 homeless veterans, and Malloy said in his State of the State address in February that the number is unacceptable.

Malloy’s proposed state budget includes $500,000 for a study of how state buildings can best be put to use for veterans. The Rocky Hill campus, with buildings that date to the 1940s, is expected to be one focus of the study.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s