Nathan Beck spent nights sleeping in a tent next to the Shelton Walmart for six months, then two years inside the Community Lifeline shelter in downtown Shelton before moving into the new Shelton Veterans Village about six weeks ago.
Instead of contending with rats, rain and eviction threats, the U.S Navy veteran has a warm room with a bed, desk, chair, a small refrigerator and a bathroom. In the community building, he can cook food and has a storage space in a refrigerator.
"I haven't had any this stuff for three, four years," he said.
Beck, 63, is one of the first of 11 tenants at the vil...