Town should cap on renter security deposits - Brattleboro Reformer

Brattleboro has a “tenants union.” Big surprise! And it wants the town elders to follow Burlington’s lead and adopt an ordinance capping the amount of security deposits. Good move towards affordable housing - or excessive government meddling?

“It would be good to keep this town affordable for its lower-income, marginalized and young renters,” tenant Dory Hamm said. “We talk a lot about how to serve these communities and how to make sure Vermont remains a state for everyone. A civil ordinance would be an act in the interest of the general welfare of the people now and in the future.”"

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