Amendment ID: S2842-269

Amendment 269

Increasing Access to Truly Affordable Housing

Ms. Jehlen moves that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section:-

“SECTION XX. Section 5 of Chapter 40A, of the General Laws, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:-

Any zoning ordinance or by-law that permits the construction of a building with four or more residential units shall mandate that no less than twenty percent of said units be affordable to individuals or families living at or below sixty percent of the area median income. No special permit or other zoning variance permissible by law shall be able to exempt any building or project of this requirement.”.