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Local housing authorities (LHAs) play a critical role in providing affordable housing to low-income individuals and families in the Commonwealth. The primary role of most LHAs is the ownership and operations of the buildings and units in their portfolio and to provide their tenants with safe, sanitary, and affordable housing.
Provincetown Charter, Section 3: The Housing Authority
5-3-1 There shall be a housing authority consisting of five members, one member appointed by the Commonwealth and four members elected for five year overlapping terms so arranged that the term of at least one member shall expire each year.
5-3-2 The housing authority shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by G.L. c. 121B, the Provincetown General By-Laws, or this charter.