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BOSTON — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh wants to make it easier for elderly landlords and owners who live in their rental buildings to own housing units in the city.
Boston has registered 108,000 rental units for an inspection program intended to ensure residents live in safe and healthy homes.
Walsh announced on Saturday that he is filing an amendment to a city ordinance to waive registration fees for rental units for up to three families, including the owner. The waiver will also apply to homes for up to six families whose owner is age 65 or older, or has an infirmity or faces other circumstances that make the fee a hardship.
Walsh will submit the amendment to the City Council on Monday. The measure will also refund registration fees that have been paid by properties qualifying for the exemption.
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