Barry Willis

Are there unintended consequences for inaction?

Are there unintended consequences for inaction?

We are in a housing crisis because of decades of inaction, and, just like the climate crisis, it is only going to get worse unless we do something now. Especially with evictions looming during COVID-19, this is no time to sit idly by or postpone needed changes.

At the Oct. 20 Selectboard meeting, the proposal to put a cap on move-in costs was halted and postponed indefinitely after suggestions from landlords to create a risk fund accessible through a loan or grant that would ultimately be paid out to property owners.

I am incredibly disappointed and insulted by the way this process has played out, and these feelings extend throughout Brattleboro's large tenant class.

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