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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: Governor Baker Files Supplemental Budget for Emergency Assistance Family Shelter System - February 21, 2017

Governor Baker Files Supplemental Budget for Emergency Assistance Family Shelter System - February 21, 2017

On February 17th, Governor Baker filed a $259 million supplemental budget for underfunded programs in the current FY2017 state budget.

The Governor provided nearly $21 million more for Emergency Assistance (7004-0101) family shelter system. This would bring total spending for Emergency Assistance shelters in FY2017 to $176 million. The budget also amends the foreclosure counseling program (7006-0011) to allow these funds to be used for Housing Consumer Education Centers (HCECs).

For a copy of the Governor's supplemental budget proposal (H.72), please click here.

The House will now take up the supplemental budget where it is currently before the House Committee on Ways and Means.