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Letter: Steamboat resident grateful for landlord‘s act of kindness

This is a letter of gratitude. I have lived in this valley for almost 11 years and have seen the growth, felt the pinch of rising costs and ramped up to make it work. I am a massage therapist and single mom so things can get tight, but I am determined to raise my daughter here, the place she was born and the valley she calls home.

This week I received the news that my landlord would like to lower my rent by half for the month of December as a Christinas gift. This will be the second year she has offered this blessing to me and both times have brought me to tears. It is simply these acts that make me so grateful to be a part of this community.

I know a lot of people are struggling to find housing or afford the housing they have so I encourage more landlords and management companies to make more gestures like this one. I cannot emphasize enough how helpful a break in rent can be, especially this time of year. I am now able to give gifts without stress and can take an extra day off over Christmas break to ski with my daughter. Thank you, Steamboat, I am feeling the love. 

Ann Hutchison

Steamboat Springs

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