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City Prevails in Latest SJC Affordable Housing Case

Posted: Nov 14, 2017

Supreme Judicial Court handed down a decision in favor of the City of Newton in a dispute with a real estate developer who wanted to place three hundred plus apartments on a commercially zoned property. The Court ruled that Newton did not violate the anti-snob zoning law, chapter 40B by denying a permit for the project, which would have included eighty –four affordable units.

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Useful resources on affordable housing and land use in the Social Law Library collection include:

Massachusetts Zoning Manual

Handbook of Massachusetts Land Use and Planning Law

Massachusetts Housing Appeals Committee Reporter

Social Law members can subscribe to our Administrative Database of Housing Appeals Committee Opinions for remote searching by calling membership at 617-226-1530 or by logging into the Social Law website and clicking on Housing Appeals Committee in the right hand column of the research databases page.