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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3323         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3350

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sean Garballey, (BY REQUEST)

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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 relative to affordable housing.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John Belskis

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3323        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3350

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3350) of John Belskis for legislation to authorize the Department of Housing and Community Development to implement rules and regulations requiring minimum percentages of affordable units in comprehensive building permits.  Housing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to 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:
 

              Chapter 23B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 31. The department of housing and community development shall implement rules and regulations that require those applying for a comprehensive building permit to meet or exceed certain percentages of affordable units within their development. In developments in which units will be owned by tenants, at least 30 per cent of the units shall be affordable housing. In rental developments, at least 25 per cent of the units shall be affordable housing. In developments that have both rental and tenant owned units, at least 28 percent of the units shall be affordable housing. Fractional percentages of units shall be rounded up to the next full number.

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