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Budget Summary FY2016

70040102 - Homeless Individuals Assistance
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
7004-0102 Homeless Individuals Assistance
For the homelessness program to assist individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, including assistance to organizations which provide shelter, transitional housing and services that help individuals avoid entry into shelter or successfully exit shelter; provided, that no organization providing services to the homeless shall receive less than an average per bed, per night rate of $25; provided further, that the department may allocate funds to other agencies for the program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Craig's Doors - A Home Association, Inc. in the city known as the town of Amherst; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod to operate a day center in the Hyannis section of the town of Barnstable to provide services to homeless individuals in collaboration with the NOAH Shelter, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, Inc., the police department in the town of Barnstable and Duffy Health Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. on behalf of the South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and implementation of support programs protecting families and individuals experiencing homelessness; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority to coordinate homeless shelters and safety net services in the county of Berkshire; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a pilot program operated by Grace Center, Inc. in the city of Gloucester to provide and coordinate services for the homeless during those hours when shelter occupancy is not available; provided further, that the services shall include, but not be limited to, nutrition, counseling, education and skills training and other programs that foster independence and economic self-sufficiency; provided further, that the program shall have among its purposes replicability and sustainability and the integration of its programs into the commonwealth's vendor and procurement systems; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Chelsea Community Center for the continuation of community-based housing services; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Pioneer Valley on behalf of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and implement the Western Massachusetts Opening Doors: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for Friendly House, Inc. in the city of Worcester; and provided further, that programs that currently provide shelter may renegotiate how to use such program's shelter fund, with the agreement of the department and the host municipality, to provide alternative services proven to be effective, including housing first models, transitional housing and diversion away from shelters
42,915,335 44,825,000