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. 

But when social service workers told Blake they planned on putting a $70,000 lien on her home for assistance she received 40 years ago, she said it was heartbreaking. 

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut

Isee Greenwood of New Haven (CTNewsJunkie photo)