70040099 - Department of Housing and Community Development

Account Description FY2009
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FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
7004-0099 Department of Housing and Community Development
For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may make expenditures for the purposes of the department against federal grants for certain direct and indirect costs under a cost overhead allocation plan approved by the comptroller; provided further, that the comptroller shall maintain an account on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system for the purpose of making these expenditures; provided further, that expenditures made against the account shall not be subject to appropriation and may include the cost of personnel; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the department may conduct annual verifications of household income levels based upon state tax returns for the purposes of administering the state and federal housing subsidy programs funded in items, 7004-9005, 7004-9024, 7004-9030, 7004-9033, 7004-9316, and items 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019, 7004-9020 of section 2D; provided further, that as a condition of eligibility or continued occupancy by an applicant or a tenant, the department may require disclosure of the social security number of an applicant or tenant and members of the applicant's or tenant's household for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may deny or terminate participation in subsidy programs for failure by an applicant or a tenant to provide a social security number for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may also consult with the department of revenue, the department of transitional assistance or any other state or federal agency which it considers necessary to conduct this income verification; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, these state agencies shall consult and cooperate with the department and furnish any information in the possession of the agencies including, but not limited to, tax returns and applications for public assistance or financial aid; provided further, that for the purposes of conducting this income verification, the director of the department may enter into an interdepartmental service agreement with the commissioner of revenue to utilize the department of revenue's wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of verifying the income and eligibility of participants in federally assisted housing programs and that of members of the participants' households; and provided further, that for the purposes of clarification only, notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 490 of the acts of 1980, the department may authorize neighborhood housing services corporations to retain, re-assign, and reloan funds received in repayment of loans made under the neighborhood housing services rehabilitation program; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Turning Point Day Resource Center for the Homeless in the town of Wareham; provided further, that $63,440 shall be expended for the Worcester Housing Authority for a resident services employment coordinator; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Quinsigamond Village Community Center for the creation of a part-time outreach worker and for administrative costs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for the North Shore Housing Trust, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center in Worcester; provided that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Worcester YouthCenter, located in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation to continue to provide vital services to the poorest neighborhoods in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for AMEDAL in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $115,000 $100,000 shall be expended for Food for the World Pantry; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Neighbors in Need of the Merrimack Valley; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for upkeep and maintenance of the Rockland Community Center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to World is Our Classroom, Inc. serving the towns of Holyoke, Westfield, Chicopee and Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the Holyoke Creative Arts Center; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation's continued operation of a grant program to enhance housing quality standards; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the continued operation of computer technology centers at the Commonwealth Housing Development, the Jackson Mann Community Center and the Power Up Center at Brighton High School; provided further, that $150,000 $100,000 shall be expended for ABCD North End/West End elderly program; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Methuen-Arlington Neighborhood, Inc; provided further, that no less than $150,000 shall be expended for 2 computer centers and the work force program operated by the Cambridge housing authority; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Clinton Housing Authority for the Water Street Senior Housing Complex, located in the town of Clinton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Indian Orchard Main Street Partnership; provided further, not less than $100,000 $50,000 shall be expended for a Homeless Prevention Program for the Homeless Connections Outreach Program in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for preliminary economic development designs for downtown Needham; provided further, that not less than $200,000 $100,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., so called, in Springfield to develop new housing starts, prevent foreclosures, assist first-time home buyers, and to create jobs in the construction industry; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended to the Boston Housing Authority for a program to provide certain tenant services for the West Broadway Task Force in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Marlborough Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be allocated for operational support for the affordable housing program located at 9 Half Moon Street, in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Safe Neighborhood Initiative Pilot Program in the Grove Hall area of Roxbury and Dorchester in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $150,000 $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Braintree as a onetime community action grant for the replacement of the communications console at the police department in the town of Braintree; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Town of Braintree as a one-time community action grant for Thayer Public Library; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for operational support for the affordable housing program for formerly homeless individuals at Egleston Crossing in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Housing Families, Inc in the city of Malden for providing educational support programming for homeless children through the Children and Family Program; provided further, that not less than $300,000 $150,000 shall be expended for the paving and construction of parking facilities in the town of Holbrook; provided further, that not less than $300,000 $150,000 shall be expended for a senior center in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Jackson-Appleton-Middlesex plan in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $125,000 $75,000 shall be expended for the Hungry Hill Development Corporation in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 $50,000 shall be expended for the Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Kamp for Kids in Westfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Center for Sustainability to assist in its mission; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a technology program at the Watertown Housing Authority; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Lowell Wish Project; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a contract with the St. Frances Samaritan House in the city of Taunton

12,244,245 8,741,750 #

# Programs will be absorbed by off-budget sources.

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
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FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 4,389 4,958 5,060 5,273 5,550 -196
Employee Benefits 82 78 83 91 98 -1
Operating Expenses 2,230 2,323 2,420 2,610 2,453 -33
Grants & Subsidies 625 1,391 3,408 3,098 4,143 -3,273
TOTAL 7,327 8,749 10,972 11,073 12,244 -3,502

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=45%, Employee Benefits=1%, Operating Expenses=20%, Grants & Subsidies=34%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Hungry Hill Community Development Corp Springfield125,000 -62,500  
Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. Springfield200,000 -100,000  
World Is Our Classroom, Inc. Chicopee, Westfield, Holyoke150,000 -75,000  
Indian Orchard Main Street Partnership Springfield100,000 -50,000  
ABCD North End Elderly Program Boston150,000 -75,000  
Safe Neighborhood Initiative Pilot Program in Grove Hall Boston / Dorchester, Boston / Roxbury100,000 -50,000  
Computer operations of Commonwealth Housing Development, the Jackson Mann Community Center, and the Power Up Center at Brighton High School Boston / Brighton75,000 -37,500  
Two computer centers at the Cambridge Housing Authority Cambridge150,000 -75,000  
Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation Gardner75,000 -37,500  
Homeowner Options for Mass Elders Statewide100,000 -50,000  
Housing Families, Inc Malden, Greater Boston100,000 -50,000  
Kamp for Kids Westfield50,000 -25,000  
Center for Sustainability Cape Cod50,000 -25,000  
Lowell Wish Project Lowell75,000 -37,500  
Neighbors In Need Lawrence100,000 -50,000  
Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation Boston / Brighton, Boston / Allston25,000 -12,500  
Methuen-Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. Methuen75,000 -37,500  
Quinsigamond Village Community Center Worcester50,000 -25,000  
North Shore Housing Trust, Inc. Newburyport50,000 -25,000  
Worcester Youth Center Worcester50,000 -25,000  
South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation Worcester50,000 -25,000  
AMEDAL in Lawrence Lawrence25,000 -12,500  
Rockland Community Center Rockland25,000 -12,500  
Holyoke Creative Arts Holyoke35,000 -17,500  
Clinton Housing Authority for the Water Street Senior Housing Complex Clinton50,000 -25,000  
Preliminary economic development designs for downtown Needham Needham100,000 -50,000  
Affordable housing program located at 9 Half Moon Street, in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston Boston / Dorchester25,000 -12,500  
Replacement of the communications console at the police department in the town of Braintree Braintree150,000 -75,000  
Thayer Public Library Braintree20,000 -10,000  
Paving and construction of parking facilities in the town of Holbrook Holbrook300,000 -150,000  
Senior Center in Quincy Quincy300,000 -150,000  
Jackson-Appleton-Middlesex Plan Lowell500,000 -250,000  
West Broadway Housing Task Force Boston / Dorchester95,000 -47,500  
Worcester Housing Authority Worcester63,440 -31,720  
Food for the World Pantry Lawrence115,000 -57,500  
Technology program at the Watertown Housing Authority Watertown50,000 -25,000  
Homeless Connections Outreach Program Fall River100,000 -50,000  
St. Frances Samaritan House Taunton100,000 -50,000  
Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Worcester100,000 -50,000  
Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition Beverly25,000 -12,500  
Marlborough Community Development Corp. Marlborough25,000 -12,500  
Eggleston Crossing in Dorchester Boston / Roxbury25,000 -12,500  
Turning Point Day Resource Center for the homeless Wareham15,000 -7,500