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Paralyzed woman faces eviction

A single mother who says she became paralyzed after being shot eight times in 2010 is being evicted from her Bridgeport home. Rosa Gonzales, 29, says she suffered a spinal cord injury during the shooting

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2014, 1:55 AM

Updated 3,535 days ago

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A single mother who says she became paralyzed after being shot eight times in 2010 is being evicted from her Bridgeport home.
Rosa Gonzales, 29, says she suffered a spinal cord injury during the shooting in her native Puerto Rico. She then came to Bridgeport with her 13-year-old son to make a fresh start.
Gonzales says she is facing eviction because her wheelchair has damaged her apartment and she has not been able to properly maintain it due to her disability. She says if she doesn't find a new place to live by the end of the month, her Section 8 housing voucher will be canceled.
News 12 Connecticut has put Gonzales in touch with a local nonprofit group that specializes in helping people in her situation. A spokesman for the Disability Resource Network says he will meet with her next week to try to help her find housing.


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