Closeout FY2023 Supplemental Budget that includes funding for Emergency Shelter moves to Conference!
November 16, 2023
Deputy Director of Public Policy
The House passed a $2.74 billion FY2023 Closeout Supplemental budget (H. 4167) which includes an allocation of $250 million for the emergency shelter system on November 8th. The Administration had requested the $250 million for the emergency shelter system in September in their supplemental budget proposal. The House version lays out specific directions on how that money could be spent.
On November 15th, the Senate passed their version of the $2.8 billion Supplemental budget (S.2502), including the the allocation of $250 million for the emergency shelter system. The language in the Senate bill, however, does not require targeted spending allotments within the total allocation, as the House proposes, but does require the administration to report on the spending every two weeks.
The last day of formal legislative sessions were on November 15th. The House and Senate appointed a Conference Committee to reconcile the differences in the two versions. The House and Senate will now have to vote on the bill in informal sessions or wait until January when formal sessions resume.
CHAPA thanks the Legislature for including the $250 million for emergency shelter in the Supplemental budget versions. We also urge the Legislature to reconcile the differences and pass the bill quickly so that families seeking shelter have a safe place to stay.