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Budget Summary FY2017

70040102 - Homeless Individuals Assistance
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





Account Description FY2016
Spending
FY2017
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 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; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Craig's Doors, A Home Association, Inc. in the town of Amherst; provided further, that no less than $60,000 shall be expended for the basic needs programs for the Friendly House in Worcester; 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 Western Massachusetts Opening Doors: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for Emmaus Inc. of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for services provided by the Chelsea Community Center; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. on behalf of the SouthCoast Regional Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and to implement Opening Doors for Bristol County: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness; provided further, that $200,000 shall be provided to 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 $150,000 shall be expended to Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority for the purpose of coordinating homeless shelters and safety net services in Berkshire county; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a pilot program in the city of Gloucester, operated by the Grace Center, Inc., for the purpose of providing and coordinating services for the homeless during those hours when shelter occupancy is not available; provided further, that such services shall include, but not be limited to, nutrition, counseling, education and skills training and other programs that foster independence and economic self-sufficiency; and provided further, that such pilot program shall have among its purposes replication and sustainability and the integration of its programs into the commonwealth's vendor and procurement systems

44,825,000 45,485,000

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.