Disabled Bridgeport man facing eviction saved by nonprofit

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A disabled Bridgeport man who was facing eviction will not end up on the streets thanks to a local nonprofit.

Milord Jean Pierre, 81, says his benefits were recently cut and his rent was raised at his Park Avenue apartment. He received a check from the Needs Clearing House to help him with emergency expenses.

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Pierre says the nonprofits executive director, Joe Kaliko, quickly intervened after hearing his story two weeks ago.

Kaliko tells News 12 he couldn't stand to see a senior citizen fall through the cracks and end up homeless, especially someone like Pierre who worked hard his entire life and made it a point to give back to the community.

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