The importance of this groundbreaking legislation cannot be understated. This is a way to help address the housing instability which threatens the safety of the most vulnerable populations, including children, elderly, and those living in poverty. Families who are evicted often end up homeless or in shelters. This drastic change in environment is a traumatic event for children in particular who struggle to focus in school as their home life crumbles.
DEBORAH WITKIN, Esq.
Executive Director, Connecticut Legal Services