Massachusetts H 177 (and accompanying bill S 1627) originally introduced in January had hearings in October.

The bill “would form a commission to study strategies for improving the quality of housing stock in weak markets, task the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development with developing a “capacity building program” to help cities and towns with neighborhood stabilization and housing improvement efforts, and create a “spot blight rehabilitation program” focused on abandoned and vacant residential properties.”

For additional information, please click here for an article from the Salem News.

To view the text of the proposed bill, please click here.