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Massachusetts residents and visitors have the right to safe and clean environments at home, at work, and in nature. Housing and utility assistance programs help provide residents with comfortable shelter year-round; meanwhile, enforcement of building codes, permits, and policies ensure the safety of homes and offices. Environmental programs and emergency readiness plans support the state’s natural beauty and protect residents in times of natural disaster.

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