Section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-
The commonwealth shall make payments to cities and towns equal to 100 per cent of the amount of benefits paid by cities and towns to or on behalf of recipients living in permanent housing located on real property owned by the federal government or living in institutions or transitional housing as defined in 108 CMR 2.02 if such housing is located on real property owned by the federal government; provided, however, that such payments shall be made to the city or town wherein the recipient resides only for 48 months of residence; and, provided further, that such payments shall not be made for a recipient who has resided elsewhere in the city or town for the six consecutive months immediately preceding his or her move into such housing.
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