Normally, publishing new versions of the MassHousing Occupancy Agreement for rental communities wouldn't be cause for any fanfare. In this case, however, it's worth more than a simple mention.
The nine new versions of the Occupancy Agreement that were recently made available are of particular note because they're now available in Cambodian, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. This ennead (group of nine) is representative of a larger effort to make MassHousing's vital rental housing documents available to Massachusetts residents with limited English proficiency, or LEP.
Executive Order 13166 requires agencies that receive federal funds to ensure that those with LEP have meaningful access to programs and services. This is one step toward complying to that order, and to making our programs and the housing we help create available to everyone in Massachusetts who needs them.