CT lawmakers look to improve living conditions in public housing

Lawmakers across southwestern Connecticut are creating a new push to address the maintenance and living conditions of public housing. House Speaker Jim Amann (D-Milford) introduced a bill last month to help what he calls, Connecticut's housing crisis. State Senator Bob Duff (D-CT) says he supports Amann's bill, asking the state for $120 million to fix up public housing complexes. A Norwalk Colonial Village resident says her living room, kitchen and bathroom leak. She also says there is a real problem with squirrels getting stuck and living in the attic. The Connecticut Housing Authority says that many of these family units were built around 1960, and some lawmakers say that not much has been done since to fix them. Amann says lots of public housing advocacy groups support his legislation to better maintain public housing units throughout the state.