Housing Advisory: Chapter 40B Under Attack--Again

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Initiative Petition Could Repeal the Law Responsible for Most New Housing in Massachusetts

On September 5th, the Massachusetts Attorney General certified a proposed ballot initiative petition to repeal the state's affordable housing statute, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40B, Sections 20 to 23, commonly known as "Chapter 40B" Bills to repeal or significantly curtail Chapter 40B have been periodically introduced in the legislature over the last several years, but none ever gained serious traction. This initiative petition is an effort by Chapter 40B opponents to take the issue out of the hands of the legislature and place the decision directly before Massachusetts voters.

For more information, please read this Mintz Levin Housing Advisory.

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