Vote No on Question 2
Question Two would repeal an existing state law that allows a qualified organization wishing to
build government-subsidized housing that includes low- or moderate-income units to apply for a single
comprehensive permit from a city or town’s zoning board of appeals (ZBA), instead of separate permits
from each local agency or official having jurisdiction over any aspect of the proposed housing. The repeal
would take effect on January 1, 2011…
A YES VOTE would repeal the state law allowing the issuance of a single comprehensive permit to build
housing that includes low- or moderate-income units.
A NO VOTE would make no change in the state law allowing issuance of such a comprehensive permit.
Question 2 would take away opportunities for affordable housing across Massachusetts by
eliminating the main affordable housing law. VOTE NO.