We are proud to stand with Handy renters, those illegally towed by Handys, and the hundreds over-charged by their service station. Several of whom even stopped to share their stories with us. The Handys own a ton of property and gas stations throughout Chittenden County, and yet no elected officials seem willing to hold them responsible for their slums and predatory landlord practices. All the more reason renters must stand together against landlords and politicians who seem unable to stand up for those without power.
We just wanted to share a short clip from the Housing Summit regarding comments Mayor Weinberger made. In it, he says that renting hasn’t been a problem since he has been mayor, and that the city has a robust history of supporting tenant protections.
We had a great time chatting with tenants at the Ramble last week. We heard about their concerns: landlords keeping deposits, landlords not fixing their units in a timely manner or at all, landlords discriminating in their rental practices. We heard from tenants who wanted to see better protections, rent control, and so much more.
We hope that some of the folks we talked to will decided to join us in our mission of returning power to tenants, as we make up the vast majority of Burlington residents!