Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of chapter 797 of the acts of 1969, as most recently amended by section 23 of chapter 843 of the acts of 1971, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- So long as the current public exigency, emergency or distress continues in the city of Boston, said city may by ordinance control the rent for the use or occupancy of housing accommodations in mobile homes and mobile home parks and in structures having three or more dwelling units, excluding motels, hotels or inns, and excluding housing accommodations in structures having three dwelling units, one of which is occupied by the owner thereof as his permanent residence, and may create a board and empower it to establish as the maximum rent for such housing accommodations the rent in effect therefor on December first, nineteen hundred and sixty-eight; provided, however, that said ordinance shall authorize the board, by order, to make such individual adjustments in such maximum rents as may be necessary to remove hardships or to correct other inequities, and may authorize the board by regulation to make such general adjustments in such maximum rents as may be necessary to remove hardships or to correct other inequities.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of March first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.