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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.

New Housing Aims To Integrate Disabled Residents Into Community

Rendering of entrance facade for Canton apartment complex.

In the Farmington Valley, a nonprofit organization aims to break down silos and build bridges in the community through apartment housing. This hour, we learn about Favarh and its unique initiative to build a more integrated living experience for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Plus, at Quinnipiac University, students can apply to live not in a dorm but with residents at a Masonicare assisted living facility. We learn about the Students in Residence program, and we also hear from you. 

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  • Stephen Morris - Executive Director of Favarh, the Arc of the Farmington Valley 
  • Fran Traceski - Father of Lauren Traceski, a Favarh client; President of Favarh's Board of Directors
  • Lauren Traceski - Daughter of Fran Traceski and Favarh client
  • Laura Mutrie - Clinical Assistant Professor in Social Work at Quinnipiac University
  • Victoria Kozar - One of the first students to participate in the Quinnipiac University-Masonicare Students in Residence program

Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
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