Helping Veterans Find a Home

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The State Bond Commission has approved funding to help create home for homeless veterans.  The housing will be managed by Veterans Inc. and will help returning servicemen and women acclimate to civilian life.

The loan of $500,000 will help build housing in New Britain. This loan will come through the State Department of Housing’s Flexible Housing Program, which helps homeless individuals reestablish themselves and achieve personal and financial independence.

New Britain legislators and Governor Dannel Malloy announced the plans on Tuesday.

“The transition from military to civilian life can be a difficult one, and we owe it to Connecticut’s veterans to provide the support they need,” said Senator Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain). “Veterans stood up for us, and we need to be there to stand up for them when they need help. This new project will create 17 units of rental housing for homeless veterans and help them get back on their feet and succeed in the country they fought to protect.”

“Veterans Inc. provides valuable services for transitioning servicemen and women to civilian life by addressing needs on an individual basis. Many lives have been positively impacted by this organization and anything we can do to support it is worthwhile,” Representative Rick Lopes (D-New Britain) said. “I thank Governor Malloy for allocating resources to Veterans Inc. in this round of funding.”

Veterans Inc. is the largest provider of services to veterans and their families in New England. Since 1992, the organization has helped more than 50,000 veterans and their families. Veterans Inc. has an 85% success rate, one of the highest in the nation, for transitioning veterans out of homelessness.

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