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Anatomy of an Eviction

By: Allison Teague, The Commons, Posted: August 29, 2012 BELLOWS FALLS—Over the last two years, the Rockingham Selectboard and the Bellows Falls Village Trustees have been grappling with unsafe housing issues in the village, trying to address them through fire and safety codes. In some cases, aging housing stock built during the boomtown days in the late 19th and early 20th centuries of this former mill town has not been properly maintained. The problem has been made worse by absentee landlords who have been unable to maintain these older buildings. Caught in the middle, between municipal authorities trying to enforce building codes and landlords who say they can’t afford to maintain their properties, are the tenants, many of whom are having trouble finding safe and affordable places to live. Link to Full Article PDF of Full Article

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