Chapter 23B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 31. All applicants and household members over the age of 18 shall provide a social security number upon application for public housing. All legal non-resident applicants and household members shall provide an alien registration number; provided that immigration status and alien registration number of all non-citizens applicants and household members shall be checked through the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service. No applicants shall be given temporary placeholder social security numbers, unless under lawfully protected status.
The alien registration number and immigration status of non-citizen applicants and household members shall be checked through the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service and re-verified upon expiration of their alien registration documents.
All applicants and household members 14 years of age and older shall have their criminal offender record information checked prior to admission to housing; provided that all applicants shall provide a social security number for this purpose. Applicants who do not provide a social security number shall not be eligible for housing. Housing authorities shall have full access to criminal offender record information.
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