WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– On Veterans Day, Governor Malloy is making a promise to those who served our country.
At a ceremony today in Wethersfield, he reiterated his pledge to end homelessness among veterans in Connecticut by the end of next year. Malloy has appointed Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to head a review of the Rocky Hill Veterans Home, hospital, and other facilities.
It was a ‘News 8 Investigators’ report earlier this year that brought to light the fact that the state had spent a quarter of a million dollars on veteran’s housing in Rocky Hill, but the homes were empty and unused even though they were fully furnished and ready.
“The facility, I want to see maximized and we look at it as a great resource in making sure that we have both permanent housing for some and temporary housing for others,” said Gov. Malloy.
More than 6,000 veterans are expected home from the recent war zones within the next few months and the governor says services will be ready for them. That means not only housing if needed, but help in finding work, school, and counseling services.