HARTFORD – After hearing that 94-year-old World War II veteran Robert Johnson had been living in decrepit conditions in his government-subsidized Hartford apartment, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday said that his office was able to help relocate Mr. Johnson to a newly renovated apartment on New Britain Avenue in Hartford. Mr. Johnson and his son contacted Murphy’s office for assistance moving after an array of housing code violations, rodents, bedbug infestations, broken elevators, sewage problems, and other hazardous problems – which were reported on by the Hartford Courant – went unrepaired in Johnson’s apartment. After contacting various community resources, local agencies, and the HonorBound Foundation on behalf of Mr. Johnson, Murphy’s office was able to secure a newly renovated apartment for Mr. Johnson to move into. Mr. Johnson just received the keys to his new apartment and plans to move into his new home before the Christmas holiday.  

“This is what I love most about my job—working on behalf of Connecticut residents,” said Murphy. “I thank Mr. Johnson for his service to our country. He deserves nothing less than to live in a safe and comfortable home, and I’m glad that my office was able to help make that a reality.”

Mr. Robert Johnson, Hartford resident and World War II veteran, said, “I am very excited and grateful to Senator Murphy for his assistance in helping me to move into a new place before Christmas.”

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