Welcome! Login | Register
 

New England Colleges See Double-Digit Rise in Tuition & Fees—New England Colleges See Double-Digit Rise in Tuition…

Man Arrested with Possession of Illegal Gun in Worcester—Man Arrested with Possession of Illegal Gun in…

Horowitz: Trump Administration Takes Its Climate Change Denial International—Horowitz: Trump Administration Takes Its Climate Change Denial…

Worcester Police Offer Series of Holiday Safety Tips—Worcester Police Offer Series of Holiday Safety Tips

BBB Warns of Gift Card Scams During Holiday Season—BBB Warns of Gift Card Scams During Holiday…

10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes - December 11, 2018—10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes…

Bravehearts Launch Memorial Fund Benefitting Daughter of Christopher Roy—Bravehearts Launch Memorial Fund Benefitting Daughter of Christopher…

Worcester Firefighter Roy Dies While Fighting 5-Alarm Fire—Worcester Firefighter Roy Dies While Fighting 5-Alarm Fire

Worcester Police Investigating Vehicle Vandalism in Lincoln Street Area—Worcester Police Investigating Vehicle Vandalism in Lincoln Street…

Disaster Hits New England, Patriots Fall to Dolphins 34-33 on Final Play—Disaster Hits New England, Patriots Fall to Dolphins…

 
 

Sen. Moore Calls for Tenant Representation on Local Housing Boards

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

 

Michael Moore

Senator Michael Moore submitted written testimony to the chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing to support legislation that would establish procedures for tenant-appointed members of local housing authority boards.

“These local boards are responsible for making important decisions that impact the local housing community and this legislation will help ensure that tenants have a voice in that process. The absence of a finalized regulatory framework has led to significant frustration among housing authorities that I represent in the Heart of the Commonwealth and this bill will help address the current lack of tenant representation,” said Moore. 

The Legislation

In 2014, the Legislature passed a reform package that was signed into law to increase oversight of public housing authorities. 

Among its provisions, the bill directed the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to promulgate regulations establishing election procedures for tenants to elect a tenant member of the local housing authority board. 

According to Moore’s press release, more than four years after the legislation was signed into law, there have been no regulations finalized by DHCD. 

Numerous local residents have expressed concerns about significant delays with an approved process for having tenant representation on the housing boards. 

The bill, H.4981, recently received a public hearing at the State House by members the Joint Committee on Housing.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email