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The fate of the ongoing battles over Chapter 40B projects in Newton could be determined Friday

That’s when City of Newton’s claim that  it has met the 1.5 percent exemption threshold that would put it outside the parameters of the state’s Chapter 40B affordable-housing law is finally going before the Housing Appeals Committee

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) ruled in January  that the city “has not met its burden of proof” when it submitted figures showing that more than 1.5 percent of the city’s developable land is used for affordable-housing developments.


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