§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Relocation advisory agency; necessity of qualification prior to displacement of occupants
§ 3 Projects displacing occupants; agencies to provide relocation assistance
§ 4 Relocation plans; submission; contents
§ 5 Relocation plans; examination; review; approval
§ 6 Carrying out relocation plan; program requirements
§ 7 Relocation payments; alternative and additional payments; exemption from attachment or execution; exclusion from determination of eligibility for certain public benefits
§ 8 Substantial changes of relocation plans; notice; review; approval
§ 9 Suspension of approval of relocation plan; notice
§ 10 Emergency projects; emergency approval
§ 11 Expenditure of funds by public agency or municipality; state financial assistance
§ 12 Regulations; powers of bureau
§ 13 Enforcement of state sanitary code; displacement of persons; moving expenses; state financial assistance; reports
§ 14 Projects utilizing public mortgage financing; moving expenses
§ 15 Severability

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 79A - Relocation Assistance

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: shall mean any natural person, trust, corporation, limited or general partnership, association, foundation, society, joint stock company, joint venture, or any form of business entity or enterprise, but shall not include an agency of the commonwealth. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 79A sec. 1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.