PBN: House commission recommends changes to affordable housing law
By Mary MacDonald - June 7, 2018 4:20 am
PROVIDENCE - A House legislative commission studying the state's affordable housing law and compliance among cities and towns has recommended a continuation of its work and a system of credits for the cities and towns meeting the goals.
The 14-member commission, formed in 2016 and led by Rep. Shelby Maldonado, D-Central Falls, released its broad recommendations in a report late last week. It examined changes that might be needed to the 27-year-old Low and Moderate Income Housing Act, which created a 10 percent affordable housing goal for each community.
Among its findings, the commission said the state should “rethink what it means to meet the requirements of minimum housing” through legislative changes that would provide financial credits to cities or towns that have met or exceeded the minimum housing goals.
Courtesy of Providence Business News