Connecticut became the 48th state in the nation last week to prevent the state from putting a welfare lien on someone’s home. Advocates and faith leaders took a victory lap Tuesday but they aren’t stopping there. “To buy my own home at 50 years old, first of all, was amazing because I came out of poverty,” Renee Blake said. ...
Last week, Connecticut ended the practice of placing a lien on property to collect past assistance money a homeowner may have received from the state.