Shelter helps motel families find new housing

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Most of the families living at a White River Junction motel that will close next week have found new places to live. Only three of the 17 families that had been living at the Maple Leaf Motel have yet to find a place to live.

The Maple Leaf Motel is scheduled to close because landlord Dana Whitney says he can’t afford the repairs the building needs to remain open through the winter.

The Haven, the Upper Valley housing shelter, has paid nearly $14,000 in security deposits and first months rents for housing for the families. Haven Manager Tom Ketteridge says he thinks there’s more rental property in the area than there was six months ago.

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