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Construction and Disposition of Certain Public Housing Units

SECTION 105.   Subsection (b) of section 31 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second and third sentences and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The department shall approve such a project only if it makes the following determinations: (i) the design and layout of the proposed project is appropriate to the neighborhood in which it is to be located; and (ii) an adequate supply of dwelling units for low-income families is not then available in the private market and the housing authority, after reasonable effort, has been unable to obtain such units either through reconstruction, remodeling or repair of existing buildings or by the purchase of completed dwelling units.