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VICTORY - TUB's Security Deposit Limit proposal passed!

topic: Security Deposit Proposal

By Earl Kaplan
Sent October 21, 2020

I want to ask you a simple question: Who does the Selectboard represent? At first, it may feel like the answer is “everyone”, but that answer is not reflected in the voices that echo through the community comment sections of your meetings ... (Read full article here)

topic: Security Deposit Proposal

by Barry Willis
October 22, 2020

Have the unintended consequences of a loan fund been adequately explored? When people are struggling, we must make adjustments to allow them to live according to their needs... (Read full article here)

topic: Security Deposit Proposal

by Patrick Kavanaugh
October 5, 2020

Typical of the rhetorical style I like to call “politician-speak” I found that Tim Wessel used many words to say, essentially, that things should just stay how they are. Mr. Wessel’s first two points were framed as a non-point, to ... (Read full article here)

topic: Security Deposit Proposal

by Barry Willis and Earl Kaplan
October 3, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we have seen many landlords taking a stance against TUB's proposal to limit tenant move-in costs to a maximum of two month’s rent (first month plus security deposit). In a housing shortage that’s only getting worse and ... (Read full article here)

topic: Security Deposit Proposal

September 30, 2020

Brandie Starr of the Brattleboro selectboard recently wrote an article titled, “Be part of the movement towards a sustainable Brattleboro” in which she directly addresses community members and, more specifically, landlords ... (Read full article here)

topic: Security Deposit Proposal

I have had to borrow money to pay for security deposit/move-in costs for 3 out of 5 homes I’ve rented... In my experience renting units where last month’s rent was not an upfront cost, I nor any of my roommates have ever considered not paying our last month’s rent. Why? Because we rely on the references of our previous landlords to rent a new place. Landlords not only have the power to terminate our present tenancy, but also can make our future housing access extremely difficult. (Read full article here)