Sen. Blumenthal addresses crisis of homelessness among seniors in Connecticut

Sen. Richard Blumenthal met in Norwalk Sunday with seniors who are facing eviction to address the growing homelessness crisis among seniors in Connecticut.

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2022, 11:49 PM

Updated 543 days ago

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal met in Norwalk Sunday with seniors who are facing eviction to address the growing homelessness crisis among seniors in Connecticut.
Melissa Siebert, 65, who grew up in New Canaan, spoke about her experience with eviction.
Siebert explained that a combination of factors, including a health crisis, had left her living in a small apartment in Norwalk and is now facing eviction.
"My doctors are very concerned that I'm not making progress because of all the constant stress. It's devastating," Siebert said.
Blumenthal acknowledged the "perfect storm" of factors are contributing to the homelessness crisis among seniors, including a shortage of affordable housing, sky-high rents and bureaucratic restrictions. He vowed to work to cut through the red tape and find solutions to the problem.
Siebert, who must be out of her apartment by Jan. 15, shared her concern about not having a place to go.
She is just one of many seniors in Connecticut facing the threat of homelessness.


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