Wednesday, June 5, 2013

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Public Housing Restrictions for Undocumented Aliens

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the House of Representatives’ placement of restrictions on public housing for undocumented aliens:

“By prohibiting individuals who do not qualify for federally subsidized housing from displacing duly qualified persons on Massachusetts housing waiting lists, the Legislature has taken a necessary step in the prioritization of taxpayer-funded benefits.

The amendment passed today by the House of Representative recognizes that there continues to be a limited amount of public housing in the Commonwealth, and ensures that those vital resources will be available for those who have played by the rules and have demonstrated a need for public assistance.”