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Section 5B. There shall be within the department a joint task force on housing for persons with disabilities, consisting of one employee of the department of housing and community development to be appointed by the director of said department; one employee of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency to be appointed by the executive director of said agency; two employees of the executive office of health and human services to be appointed by the secretary of said executive office; two persons, not employees of the commonwealth, from the disability community to be appointed by the secretary of human services, after consultation with the director of housing and community development and the director of the Massachusetts office on disability; and two other persons, not employees of the commonwealth, who are experts in the production or management of such housing to be appointed by the secretary of health and human services, after consultation with the director of housing and community development and with leaders of trade associations and others in the private sector, including the chief executive officer of the Rental Housing Association.

Said joint task force may advise the secretary of health and human services, the director of housing and community development and the executive director of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency on questions relating to the development and management of housing used by persons with disabilities and may act in a consultative capacity to any persons with problems or disputes relating to such housing.

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