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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 7        FILED ON: 1/3/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 7

So much of the recommendations of the State Auditor (House, No. 3) as relates to rent fraud in state public housing (House, No. 7).  Housing.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to rent fraud in state public 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.   Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the Department of Housing and Community Development, established under the provisions of chapter 23B, is hereby authorized and directed to implement the federal public housing Enterprise Income Verification system so called in state aided public housing programs as of January 1, 2010.  

              Section 2.   The Bureau of Special Investigations in the Office of the State Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to investigate any suspected incidence of rent fraud within state aided public housing programs, when referred to said Bureau by a housing authority established pursuant to section 3 of chapter 121B.              

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