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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 32B: Definitions

Section 32B. As used in sections thirty-two B to thirty-two F, inclusive, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the content otherwise requires:

''Landlord'', the owner or managing agent of a public housing development or a subsidized housing development.

''Public housing development'', such developments for housing owned and operated by a housing authority pursuant to this chapter.

''Subsidized housing development'', such multi-family developments for housing as: (a) receive the benefit of subsidy in the form of project-based assistance under the section 8 housing assistance program for the disposition of projects owned by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; or (b) are owned or held by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as mortgagee-in-possession.

''Tenant household'', an individual, family unit, or other group living in a public housing development or a subsidized housing development, as reported to the landlord of the development at initial occupancy or thereafter.