Bridgeport vet moves to new affordable housing complex after years on the street

A Bridgeport veteran who slept under a bridge is now living in a new townhouse on the west side of the city.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2021, 5:32 PM

Updated 1,064 days ago

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A Bridgeport veteran who slept under a bridge is now living in a new townhouse on the west side of the city.
David Reyes, 57, spent four years on the street after being deployed during the U.S. invasion of Grenada.
The proud grandfather, who says a serious injury had left him unemployed and homeless, was one of dozens of people lucky enough to win a spot this year at West Liberty Commons.
West Liberty Commons is a new multimillion-dollar affordable housing development constructed by Building Neighborhoods Together.
Reyes will be the keynote speaker at the development's ribbon-cutting Monday. Gov. Ned Lamont and Sen. Richard Blumenthal will also be in attendance.
The head of Building Neighborhoods Together tells News 12 his mission is to help Bridgeport overcome its severe shortage of affordable housing.


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