Anne O'Connor Chapman

Putney Landing: a sweet, diverse community

As a tenant of Putney Landing, a Windham & Windsor Housing Trust property, I have felt degraded by the negative and false rhetoric being printed in the local newspapers and on social media by other Putney residents. Because of that, I would like to share my story as a resident of this sweet, diverse community.

I have proudly lived at Putney Landing since 2018. I am a widow, age 68, who was born and raised in Brattleboro. I lived many years in East Dummerston.

Because of Putney Landing, after my husband died, I was able to move back to the community I was raised in and help my son and daughter-in-law raise my grandkids. There has been no greater gift to me after such an incredible loss in my life. If not for WWHT affordable housing, I would not have been able to afford to live here and have inner peace.

My mother, who will be age 87 this year, was also born and raised in Brattleboro. She lives right below me independently in her own apartment. It is such a relief to be close to her and in a community where I know if something goes wrong while I am away, all of our neighbors are looking out for one another.

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