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How can we best increase the number of affordable rentals in Brattleboro?


lower property taxes (write-in)
22% (11 votes)
Landlords should lower rents. Stop being so greedy.
20% (10 votes)
increase the minimum wage immediately (write-in)
12% (6 votes)
Government should pay some or all of housing costs.
10% (5 votes)
Developers should increase the supply of available units.
6% (3 votes)
Renters should earn more. Stop being so poor.
6% (3 votes)
Homeowners should rent out more extra rooms.
6% (3 votes)
Remove housing from the realm of speculative profit-making. Land trusts are the first means to do this. (write-in)
6% (3 votes)
Subsidies for homeowners to convert some of their space for rentals. (write-in)
4% (2 votes)
Sell BUHS (write-in)
4% (2 votes)
magic wand or increase minimum wage to a more reasonable level (write-in)
4% (2 votes)
Total votes: 50

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subsidies

Not quire subsidies, but the Town offers homeowners some low-cost loans and renovation assistance to turn extra space into apartments.

 

iBrattleboro Poll

How can we best increase the number of affordable rentals in Brattleboro?

lower property taxes (write-in)
22% (11 votes)
Landlords should lower rents. Stop being so greedy.
20% (10 votes)
increase the minimum wage immediately (write-in)
12% (6 votes)
Government should pay some or all of housing costs.
10% (5 votes)
Developers should increase the supply of available units.
6% (3 votes)
Renters should earn more. Stop being so poor.
6% (3 votes)
Homeowners should rent out more extra rooms.
6% (3 votes)
Remove housing from the realm of speculative profit-making. Land trusts are the first means to do this. (write-in)
6% (3 votes)
Subsidies for homeowners to convert some of their space for rentals. (write-in)
4% (2 votes)
Sell BUHS (write-in)
4% (2 votes)
magic wand or increase minimum wage to a more reasonable level (write-in)
4% (2 votes)
Total votes: 50

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