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Legislature’s $1.4 Billion Bond Bill Amends Controversial Chapter 40B

The Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives recently passed a $1.4 billion bond bill authorizing, among other things, $500 million in repairs and improvements to public housing and $305 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.  While the dollar amounts … Continue reading

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SJC Again Rebuffs Local Attempts to Control 40B Low-Income Housing Developments

Zoning Board of Appeals of Sunderland v. Sugarbush Meadow, LLC is the Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) latest snub to municipal attempts to control the development of low income housing.  Despite testimony from the Town’s Fire Chief that the Town lacks … Continue reading

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MWDN Reports Towns Struggling to Meet 40B Targets

G.L. c. 40B, §§20-23 was intended to increase the supply affordable housing in Massachusetts, one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.  To encourage the development of affordable housing, the statute exempts qualified projects from certain municipal zoning … Continue reading

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