'I want a bed to sleep in.' Bridgeport couple shares struggle with homelessness

Nancy Young, 54, and her husband John have been living out of their car for months. They have driven back and forth between Waterbury, Bridgeport and New Haven so John can find work as a day laborer.

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2023, 4:51 PM

Updated 235 days ago

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A Bridgeport couple Saturday is sharing how the lack of affordable housing in the state has affected them.
Nancy Young, 54, and her husband John have been living out of their car for months. They have driven back and forth between Waterbury, Bridgeport and New Haven so John can find work as a day laborer.
Nancy, who has called 211 and has been assigned a navigator, says her severe health problems have also impacted the couple's situation.
Due to Nancy's health, the couple tells News 12 that they would rather sleep in their car than go to a shelter.
They say they have applied for affordable housing, but the pair has been unable to find anything because of a statewide shortage.
"I want a bed to sleep in. I want a key to open a door not to my car. I want to open a door to my home," says Nancy.


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