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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.

After 76 Years, Veterans' Home at Rocky Hill in Need of Revamp

The State of Connecticut operates a Veterans’ Home on 92 acres in Rocky Hill. Many of its residents were once homeless or in danger of homelessness. But a lot of the buildings are outdated and in need of major improvements.

This hour, we find out what a recent consultant's report says about ways the state can better use the property to serve veterans. 

We also take a broader look at how Connecticut is meeting the needs of its changing veteran demographic, and get an update on local advocacy efforts with retired Marine Lt. Colonel and Iraq War veteran Michael Zacchea.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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