HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2662        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1287

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kevin G. Honan

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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 to establish an apprenticeship program to ready vacant public housing apartments for occupancy.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

1/16/2019

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

1/27/2019

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

1/31/2019

Chynah Tyler

7th Suffolk

2/1/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2662        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1287

By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish an apprentice training program to expedite the re-occupancy of vacant units of state-assisted housing.  Housing.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 670 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act to establish an apprenticeship program to ready vacant public housing apartments for occupancy.

 

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.  Chapter 121B of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after Section 26D, the following:

Section 26E: The office of housing and economic development and the office of labor and workforce development shall establish an apprentice training program to expedite the reoccupancy of vacant units of state-assisted housing developed through funds provided under chapter 200 of the acts of 1948, chapter 667 of the acts of 1956, chapter 705 of the acts of 1966, chapter 689 of the acts of 1974 and chapter 167 of the acts of 1987 and other housing programs financed through the department of housing and community development.

The training program shall be developed by the department in consultation with representatives of local housing authorities, public housing residents, public housing industry professional organizations, organizations that represent public housing residents, and relevant state agencies.

The program shall be developed to enable public housing residents to obtain the education, job skills training, job placement assistance, and long-term follow-up leading to economic self-sufficiency;  provide public housing authorities and public housing capital assistance teams under Section 26C of Chapter 121B of the General Laws with assistance in the painting and preparation of vacant units to ready them for occupancy; and to foster the efficient use of public housing capital and maintenance funds.

The training program shall be called the Brooke  Public Housing Apprenticeship program in honor of former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke.

The office of labor and workforce development is authorized to make grants to applicants for the purpose of providing an apprenticeship program developed under this Section.