Disability housing shortage in Bridgeport leaves veteran facing homelessness
A shortage of disability housing in Bridgeport has left a veteran on the verge of homelessness.
Senior citizen Debbie Camp spent 12 years in the U.S. Air Force as a veterinary and environmental health technician. Much of her time there was dedicated to caring for military service dogs. Decades after her career serving the country, she is facing a problem.
According to Camp, her apartment's owner has sold the property, leaving her with no choice but to vacate her apartment within a matter of weeks.
"I'm scared. I have no relatives. I have nowhere to go,” she said. “As a human being, I deserve better.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says his office is trying to help Debbie, but it is a challenging task due to a severe shortage of disability housing.
"The victim should not be a loyal veteran who served our nation like Debbie Camp,” said the senator.
As Camp prepares to vacate, she hopes and prays to get a living situation worthy of the service she gave to her country.