From VPR: A housing group in Brattleboro wants to purchase a motel and build a supportive housing development with 22 new apartments. Eleven of those units would be devoted to long-term housing for homeless individuals.
The Lamplighter Inn sticks out like a battered sore thumb among the newer chain motels that have opened up along this commercial strip in Brattleboro. The 60-year-old motel has seen better days.
But Connie Snow, executive director of the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, sees a future for the Lamplighter.
“The plan is to create 22 micro-apartments,” Snow said. “Each one will have a kitchen and bath. We will build a community building … and then offices for supportive services.”