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Department of Housing and Community Development

Department of Housing and Community Development
    Department of Housing and Community Development
Account Description
FY06
GAA
FY07
House 2
 
Subsidies to Public Housing Authorities  
   7004-9005   For subsidies to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals in housing for the elderly, handicapped, veterans, and relocated persons pursuant to sections 32 and 40 of chapter 121B of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, all housing authorities operating elderly public housing shall offer first preference for elderly public housing units which are vacant as of the effective date of this act, and thereafter, to those persons 60 years of age or older on June 30, 2006, then receiving rental assistance from the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall enforce compliance by local housing authorities with said provisions and is hereby authorized to take such actions as it deems necessary, including requiring regular, current reports by housing authorities and non-profit organizations operating such public housing, to ensure compliance in a timely and equitable manner; provided further, that said department may expend funds appropriated herein for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals which may be anticipated in the operation of housing authorities for the first quarter of the subsequent fiscal year; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that the amount appropriated herein shall be deemed to meet any and all obligations pursuant to said sections 32 and 40 of said chapter 121B; provided further, that any new reduced rental units developed in fiscal year 2007 eligible for subsidies pursuant to this item shall not result in an annualized rate of spending in fiscal year 2007 which exceeds the amount appropriated herein; and provided further, that all funds in excess of normal utilities, operations, and maintenance costs may be expended for capital repairs 34,871,170 43,113,590
 
 
 Increased funding to support projected costs.