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Housing issues affect everyone in Connecticut, from those who are searching for a safe place to live, to those who may find it increasingly difficult to afford a place they already call home.WNPR is covering Connecticut's housing and homelessness issues in a series that examines how residents are handling the challenges they face. We look at the trends that matter most right now, and tell stories that help bring the issues to light.

Checking In On The Crumbling Foundations Crisis

Dozens of Connecticut homes have been hoisted off the ground as the state helps pay homeowners to repair ruined concrete foundations. 

This hour, we check in on the crumbling foundations crisis that is impacting homes and homeowners. We talk with the Hartford Courant journalist behind a yearlong series on Connecticut’s ruined concrete foundations

We hear from a Tolland homeowner whose basement is being  rebuilt with assistance from the state, and we ask a state legislator who  represents towns affected by the crisis: what does Connecticut need to do to further support residents whose homes have been ruined?

Crumbling foundations is not just an issue locally. We check with a homeowner in Ireland, where residents face a similar problem with crumbling concrete.

Has your home been impacted by crumbling foundations? We want to hear from you.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Sheila Cyr - Homeowner in Tolland, Connecticut whose house has been impacted by crumbling foundations
  • Carolyn Lumsden - Former opinion editor of the Hartford Courant, who wrote a series on crumbling foundations with the help of a Pulliam Fellowship (@CarolynLumsden)
  • Saud Anwar - State Senator for East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor and South Windsor (@SenatorAnwarCT)
  • Eileen Doherty - Homeowner in County Donegal, Ireland and member of the Mica Action Group

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.


Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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