Brattleboro could easily help connect people with housing

EAST DUMMERSTON — It is good that the Brattleboro Selectboard is concerned about affordable housing. One way to make housing more affordable is to share it. It's an age-old solution.

A concrete action that town could take is to host a page on the town website where people could post space available and space desired. A background check of the basics, credit and criminality, could be a prerequisite for posting.

Individuals could then take responsibility (as they do now) for managing their own rental process.

It's an idea.

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