Outside Section 180
Data Current as of: 8/6/2010
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the undersecretary of housing and community development shall make a report detailing recommended regulations to end the practice of housing homeless residents in hotels and motels and the costs associated with that practice. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the recommended guidelines for usage of temporary housing alternatives which provide cost savings to the commonwealth; a timeline to eliminate the practice of using hotels and motels within 1 year after the report is filed; the cost of school transportation from out-of-district emergency assistance placements; the cost of the usage of hotels and motels versus the cost of using shelters; and the availability of unused shelter space not currently under contract by the department. The report shall be submitted to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 60 days after the effective date of this act.