Bridgeport family evicted last month says they will be homeless by Monday

For one Bridgeport family, the issue of seniors living on the street will soon become their reality.

News 12 Staff

Dec 10, 2022, 5:43 PM

Updated 562 days ago


Bridgeport family evicted last month says they will be homeless by Monday
A Bridgeport family who was evicted in November said they will be homeless by this Monday.
Lois Walker and her mother Essie were evicted from their home three weeks ago and have since been living in a motel.
Walker told News 12 Connecticut her savings have run out, so she and Essie will be homeless as of this Monday.
"I feel terrible because I don't know what I'm going to do," Walker said. "I don't know what tomorrow is going to bring. I don't know where I'm going to be."
According to The National Coalition for the Homeless, there has been a rise in homelessness among seniors since the pandemic began and the elderly are more likely to die from medical conditions acquired or aggravated by being homeless.
The Agency on Aging said the nonprofit spends millions of dollars in Connecticut every year addressing the issue of homelessness among seniors. The agency said it will be working in 2023 with local communities to support specialized shelters for the senior population.  
Walker is a senior citizen with heart disease and COPD and she is on oxygen 24 hours a day.
Her mother has her own set of serious and chronic health problems.
The family has started a GoFundMe.

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