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Permanent housing for homeless families site review advisory board
Private Housing Finance (PVH) CHAPTER 44-B, ARTICLE 3-A
§ 65. Permanent housing for homeless families site review advisory
board. 1. There is hereby created the permanent housing for homeless
families site review advisory board. The board will consist of the state
commissioner of housing and community renewal, the state commissioner of
social services, the commissioner of the department of housing
preservation and development of the city, the commissioner/administrator
of the human resources administration of the city, and two
representatives of organizations involved in providing housing. The
governor of the state and the mayor of the city shall each appoint one
of the aforementioned representatives to the board. Any action taken by
the members shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the
members. Any member who is not appointed by the governor or mayor may
select a designee from their respective departments or divisions. Any
such designees shall have the power to attend and to vote at any meeting
of the board from which the member is absent with the same force and
effect as if the member were present and voting. Such designation shall
be by written notice filed with the board. The designation of such
person shall continue until revoked at any time by written notice to the
board. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law, general,
special or local, no officer or employee of the state, or of any civil
division thereof, or any public benefit corporation, shall be deemed to
have forfeited or shall forfeit his or her office or employment by
reason of acceptance of membership on the board created by this section.

2. In carrying out its duties under this article the board may request
the assistance of appropriate city and state agencies, public benefit
corporations and public authorities. The aforesaid agencies, public
benefit corporations and public authorities are authorized to provide
such assistance within their respective functions as the board may

3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board shall be
authorized to let contracts in such manner as it deems appropriate and
to execute all instruments as necessary to carry out its
responsibilities. The board may contract with the agency to provide for
the reasonable and necessary expenses of the board.

4. Moneys in the permanent housing for homeless families fund may not
be used to pay for any administrative or other expenses of the agency or
board, provided however, that moneys in such fund may be used to pay for
eligible project costs.