Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2013

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2013

7004-0099 - Department of Housing and Community Development Administration




Account Description FY 2012
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FY 2013
House 2
7004-0099 Department of Housing and Community Development Administration
For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, 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, 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019, 7004-9020, 7004-9024, 7004-9030, 7004-9033 and 7004-9316; 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; 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 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 re-loan funds received in repayment of loans made under the neighborhood housing services rehabilitation program; provided further, 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
6,742,317 7,064,734

 
 


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