Bridgeport grandmother: Lack of senior housing casts ‘dark shadow’ over Mother's Day

Edna Malave said she lost her apartment after getting COVID-19 and has been couch surfing with family members ever since.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2023, 11:09 PM

Updated 373 days ago

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A Bridgeport grandmother said the severe shortage of senior housing in Bridgeport casted a dark shadow over her Mother's Day.
Edna Malave said she lost her apartment after getting COVID-19. She is unable to work and has been couch surfing with family members ever since. But she will not be able to do that much longer.
The 67-year-old retired DMV worker said she needs senior housing, but officials say there is nothing available due to a severe statewide shortage.
"I don't feel good about myself because I'm used to having my own place. I'm so used to doing my own thing," Malave said.
"Especially today, on Mother's Day, we have to make sure that we do better, that we actually fight for people who have fought for us," said Dennis Bradley, of Bridgeport.
Malave said her life partner of 20 years died around the same time she got COVID-19, which cut her monthly income in half.
She said she was a loyal state worker for decades but now in her age, the state is unable to help her get senior housing.


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