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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY TO CONVEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF SHEFFIELD TO THE GREAT BARRINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY

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. (a) Notwithstanding chapter 121B of the General Laws and subject to approval by the department of housing and community development, the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority may convey a certain parcel of land, currently used for low-income housing subject to said chapter 121B, with the buildings thereon, identified by the department of housing and community development as project reference numbers 705-2 and 667-2, located in the town of Sheffield to the Great Barrington Housing Authority for no consideration. The parcel is described in a deed recorded in the Southern Berkshire registry of deeds in book 660, page 186. The buildings shall remain subject to said chapter 121B and the property shall be used to provide additional housing for low-income families and elderly persons of low income, in accordance with said chapter 121B and the regulations of the department of housing and community development.

(b) In the operation of the housing programs in subsection (a), the Great Barrington Housing Authority shall provide a preference for admission to housing applicants who are residents of the town of Sheffield.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, February 16, 2018.