HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1805        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3009

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Shawn Dooley

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act expanding the definition of affordable housing.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

1/19/2017

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

 

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

 

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

 

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

 

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

 

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

 

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1805        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3009

By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3009) of Shawn Dooley and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to use manufactured housing as affordable housing.  Housing.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act expanding the definition of affordable housing.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1.  Section 20 of chapter 40B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “organization”, in line 9, the following words:- ,including, but not limited to, manufactured homes, as defined in section 32Q of chapter 140, in a manufactured housing community, as defined in section 32F of said chapter 140.

SECTION 2.  Said chapter 40B is hereby amended by inserting after section 20 the following section:-

Section 20A. Manufactured homes, as defined in section 32Q of chapter 140, in a manufactured housing community, as defined in section 32F of said chapter 140,  within a city or town, constructed and inhabited prior to January 1, 2018, shall be counted toward the city or town’s low and moderate income housing units at a rate of .5 units per manufactured home.  Manufactured homes in a manufactured housing community within a city or town, constructed or inhabited on or after January 1, 2018, may be counted toward the city or town’s low and moderate income housing units at a rate of .5 units per manufactured home for every 1 unit of other new low and moderate income housing that is counted toward the city or town’s total low and moderate income housing units on or after January 1, 2018.