On July 26, Governor Baker signed a $41.2 billion FY2019 state budget. The governor returned the budget with $48.9 million in spending vetoes. For information on the Governor's actions on the budget, please click here.
The Governor maintained the increased spending levels included in the Legislature's final budget for almost all of CHAPA's affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development priorities.
The final FY2019 state budget includes increases to the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program, the Alternative Housing Voucher Program, Public Housing, and Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT). For a table showing the vetoes to our budget priorities, click here.
The Governor did veto $500,000 from the Foreclosure & Housing Counseling line-item (7006-0011) along with language directing these funds to counseling services. To view the changes to the program language, click here.
Thanks to Governor Baker and his Administration for supporting these critical resources that help so many in Massachusetts find a safe, healthy, and affordable home.
The House and Senate must override any budget vetoes by the end of the legislative session on Tuesday, July 31.