Home for formerly incarcerated opens in Bridgeport

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A Bridgeport center providing housing for people who are heading home from prison opened its doors Sunday.

The House of Hope on Clinton Avenue comes from a bipartisan effort to help those re-entering the community, also known as the second-chance population.

The six-bedroom house will be a temporary home for up to 30 people returning from prison.

Attorneys Dennis and Mark Bradley purchased the house and teamed up with two local nonprofits, Let Us Make Men and Bridgeport Community Rally in Peace, to provide the resource. They say the program is rooted in the biblical notion that if you help the least among us, you help yourself.

They add that when private citizens and government work together, anything can be accomplished.

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