Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2015

Housing and Economic Development



 

Housing and Economic Development


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Development

Program: Building and Expanding Industries and Businesses

For the purpose of attracting new businesses and expanding existing businesses by engaging with manufacturers to build a strategy that promotes trade and investment, achieves cost savings, and identifies new sales opportunities.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Business Development

$3,968,416

$3,050,492

Budgetary Appropriations

$3,888,099

$3,041,521

Trust Spending

$80,317

$8,971

Department of Conservation and Recreation

$2,000,000

$0

Capital

$2,000,000

$0

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

Massachusetts Marketing Partnership

$728,627

$764,469

Budgetary Appropriations

$113,607

$740,469

Trust Spending

$615,020

$24,000

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$171,922,310

$144,381,922

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,581,922

$1,581,922

Capital

$170,340,388

$142,800,000

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$96,168,964

$38,875,584

Budgetary Appropriations

$41,550,000

$3,350,000

Capital

$44,100,000

$34,250,000

Trust Spending

$10,518,964

$1,275,584

Totals

$276,788,317

$189,072,467


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Development

Program: Business Marketing and Promotion

For the purpose of ensuring the Commonwealth is a prime tourist destination for both domestic and foreign travelers through comprehensive marketing programs.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Marketing Partnership

$1,364,465

$1,326,995

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,364,465

$1,326,995

Totals

$1,364,465

$1,326,995


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Development

Program: Cultural Development and Preservation

For the purpose of providing support to music, the arts and other cultural activities through education, research, and conservation programs.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Business Development

$3,700,000

$3,500,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$3,700,000

$3,500,000

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance

$100,000

$100,000

Capital

$100,000

$100,000

Massachusetts Cultural Council

$8,082,439

$9,591,595

Budgetary Appropriations

$8,082,439

$9,591,595

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$18,486,126

$16,550,000

Capital

$18,486,126

$16,550,000

Other State Universities and Colleges

$75,000

$0

Budgetary Appropriations

$75,000

$0

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$1,033,707

$1,053,495

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,033,707

$1,053,495

Totals

$31,477,272

$30,795,090


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Development

Program: Local Tourism Promotion

For the purpose of developing regional advertising, public relations, brochures, and other marketing incentives, offering information about attractions, accommodations, events, restaurants, retail, networking, and other tourism businesses.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Marketing Partnership

$18,445,360

$12,643,035

Budgetary Appropriations

$18,415,722

$12,615,957

Trust Spending

$29,639

$27,078

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$5,500,000

$5,500,000

Capital

$5,500,000

$5,500,000

Totals

$23,945,360

$18,143,035


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Alcoholic Beverage Regulation

For the purpose of licensing and enforcement of state and federal liquor laws within the Commonwealth through uniform control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Information Technology Division

$993,000

$265,000

Capital

$993,000

$265,000

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver-General

$2,612,550

$2,666,254

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,612,550

$2,666,254

Totals

$3,605,550

$2,931,254


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Bank and Financial Service Licensing and Regulation

For the purpose of conducting safety and soundness, community reinvestment act, and/or compliance examinations of state-chartered banks, credit unions, and all licensed financial entities including debt collectors and mortgage loan originators to ensure a sound, competitive, and accessible financial services environment.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Banks

$17,902,094

$18,547,930

Budgetary Appropriations

$17,902,094

$18,547,930

Totals

$17,902,094

$18,547,930


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Business Regulation Compliance and Assistance

For the purpose of developing and overseeing regulations to assist businesses working in MA so they will have the ability to succeed and expand.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$353,076

$353,076

Budgetary Appropriations

$353,076

$353,076

Totals

$353,076

$353,076


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Gaming Licensing and Enforcement

For the purpose of regulation and licensing of gaming entities in a fair and transparent manner while promoting the public's welfare by safeguarding the Commonwealth against corrupt and dishonest practices.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Executive Office

$2,689,667

$0

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,689,667

$0

Office of the Attorney General

$457,554

$457,554

Budgetary Appropriations

$457,554

$457,554

Totals

$3,147,221

$457,554


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Home Improvement Contractor Licensing and Enforcement

For the purpose of licensing Home Improvement Contractors, advising homeowners with contractor complaints of their options, and conducting arbitration and enforcement hearings as well as administering the "Home Improvement Guaranty Fund" to provide restitution to consumers unable to collect from arbitration awards or court judgments.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$500,000

$500,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$500,000

$500,000

Totals

$500,000

$500,000


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Non-Health Related Insurance Regulation

For the purpose of licensing insurance companies, insurance producers and other market participants to ensure fiscally sound companies, including conducting audits, examining market conduct, analyzing financial reports to ensure actuarially sound practices and taking action against companies or individuals as necessary.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Insurance

$12,297,131

$12,730,482

Budgetary Appropriations

$12,297,131

$12,730,482

Totals

$12,297,131

$12,730,482


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Occupational Schools and Professional Services Licensure and Enforcement

For the purpose of ensuring that professionals meet and maintain standards pursuant to regulations by investigating complaints, conducting enforcement hearings and issuing sanctions to protect consumers and maintain a fair and  competitive marketplace.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Professional Licensure

$13,564,730

$13,474,494

Budgetary Appropriations

$3,407,909

$3,199,517

Trust Spending

$10,156,821

$10,274,977

Information Technology Division

$10,177,772

$12,100,000

Capital

$10,177,772

$12,100,000

Totals

$23,742,502

$25,574,494


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Telecommunications and Cable Regulations

For the purpose of regulating the telecommunications and cable industries to ensure that consumers receive quality service at reasonable rates by promoting competition, maintaining and enforcing consumer protection, and providing input into the development of industry related policies.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Telecommunications and Cable

$2,394,879

$2,424,482

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,394,879

$2,424,482

Totals

$2,394,879

$2,424,482


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Utility Regulation

For the purpose of regulating utility industries to ensure that consumers receive quality service at reasonable rates by promoting competition, maintaining and enforcing consumer protection, and providing input into the development of industry related policies.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Public Utilities

$4,423,032

$4,575,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$75,000

$75,000

Trust Spending

$4,348,032

$4,500,000

Office of the Attorney General

$2,353,721

$2,353,721

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,353,721

$2,353,721

Totals

$6,776,753

$6,928,721


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement

Program: Weights and Measures Licensing and Enforcement

For the purpose of protecting consumers by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to weights and measures and item pricing through state wide inspections and testing of businesses such as motor fuel resellers, auto damage repair shops, hawkers and peddlers, transient vendors, promoters and auctioneers.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Standards

$2,009,556

$2,067,857

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,009,556

$2,067,857

Totals

$2,009,556

$2,067,857


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Consumer Services and Education

Program: Banks Consumer Services and Education

For the purpose of educating consumers about credit and basic banking services by answering consumer questions and investigating complaints regarding regulated or licensed financial entities as well as obtaining voluntary stays of foreclosure, administration of foreclosure databases and participation in foreclosure workshops.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Banks

$802,742

$491,689

Budgetary Appropriations

$802,742

$491,689

Totals

$802,742

$491,689


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Consumer Services and Education

Program: Non-Health Related Insurance Consumer Services and Education

For the purpose of assisting consumers in issue resolution by responding to consumer inquiries and investigating complaints against insurers, agents and other licensees. This program also provides consumers with insurance information through print and electronic outreach and forums to educate consumers on their options and rights as policyholders.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Insurance

$784,923

$812,584

Budgetary Appropriations

$784,923

$812,584

Totals

$784,923

$812,584


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Consumer Services and Education

Program: Omnibus Consumer Services and Education

For the purpose of protecting consumers through consumer advocacy, education and numerous outreach activities by maintaining websites and hosting a toll-free hotline for all consumer inquiries and complaints as well as working to ensure that banks, insurance companies and other entities regulated by the Commonwealth treat consumers fairly.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$393,664

$486,326

Budgetary Appropriations

$393,664

$486,326

Totals

$393,664

$486,326


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Consumer Services and Education

Program: Telecom and Cable Consumer Services and Education


For the purpose of assisting consumers in issue resolution by responding to consumer inquiries, investigating complaints against providers, and mediating resolution of billing issues.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Telecommunications and Cable

$598,720

$606,121

Budgetary Appropriations

$598,720

$606,121

Totals

$598,720

$606,121


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Economic Development General Operations

Program: Economic Development Central Administration

For the purpose of providing housing and economic development business operations that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include executive oversight, developing strategic plans, giving policy guidance, and other miscellaneous support functions.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Business Development

$4,800

$4,800

Trust Spending

$4,800

$4,800

Department of Housing and Community Development

$15,277,514

$15,155,110

Budgetary Appropriations

$15,277,514

$15,155,110

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$251,275

$310,421

Budgetary Appropriations

$251,275

$310,421

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$3,148,656

$1,290,712

Budgetary Appropriations

$437,278

$1,287,712

Trust Spending

$2,711,378

$3,000

Totals

$18,682,246

$16,761,042


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Economic Development General Operations

Program: Economic Development Contracts and Legal Services

For the purpose of providing housing and economic development contract and legal services that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include general counsel, contract development, document review, claims defense and prosecution, and negotiation and mediation.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Business Development

$169,116

$171,391

Budgetary Appropriations

$169,116

$171,391

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$41,879

$51,737

Budgetary Appropriations

$41,879

$51,737

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$903,793

$1,000

Trust Spending

$903,793

$1,000

Totals

$1,114,788

$224,127


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Economic Development General Operations

Program: Economic Development Human Resources

For the purpose of providing human resource management for housing and economic development that supports multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include hiring, recruiting, training, collective bargaining, employee evaluations, and professional development.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Business Development

$169,116

$171,391

Budgetary Appropriations

$169,116

$171,391

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$50,255

$62,084

Budgetary Appropriations

$50,255

$62,084

Totals

$219,371

$233,475


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Economic Development General Operations

Program: Economic Development IT

For the purpose of managing and supporting the housing and economic development technology infrastructure including technical support for multiple programs that cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include software development, application hosting, communication systems, data processing, and security services.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Business Development

$4,800

$4,800

Trust Spending

$4,800

$4,800

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$3,052,624

$3,252,723

Budgetary Appropriations

$3,052,624

$3,252,723

Totals

$3,057,424

$3,257,523


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Economic Development General Operations

Program: Economic Development Planning, Accounting, and Finance

For the purpose of providing housing and economic development financial management, processing, and tracking that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include budget development, grants management, transaction processing, financial reporting, and long range planning.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Business Development

$169,116

$171,391

Budgetary Appropriations

$169,116

$171,391

Massachusetts Marketing Partnership

$1,396,571

$1,327,995

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,364,465

$1,326,995

Trust Spending

$32,106

$1,000

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$100,510

$124,168

Budgetary Appropriations

$100,510

$124,168

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$903,793

$1,000

Trust Spending

$903,793

$1,000

Totals

$2,569,991

$1,624,554


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Housing and Community Development

Program: Affordable Housing Development

For the purpose of subsidizing and assisting developers who produce and preserve privately-owned affordable housing in the Commonwealth including augmenting state subsidy programs, federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOPE VI and CHOICE Neighborhoods programs that rebuild federally owned public housing developments.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Housing and Community Development

$89,663,425

$78,568,864

Capital

$77,000,000

$66,350,000

Federal Grant Spending

$11,676,425

$11,693,864

Trust Spending

$987,000

$525,000

Totals

$89,663,425

$78,568,864


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Housing and Community Development

Program: Community Development and Stabilization

For the purpose of supporting physical planning for Massachusetts neighborhoods, cities, towns and regions while investing in communities, community-action services and operations that serve low-income residents of the Commonwealth.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Housing and Community Development

$89,023,992

$88,289,172

Capital

$40,238,000

$39,500,000

Federal Grant Spending

$48,785,992

$48,789,172

Department of Unemployment Assistance

$2,000,000

$1,600,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,000,000

$1,600,000

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

$80,000

$80,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$80,000

$80,000

Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

$28,850,000

$29,250,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$750,000

$0

Capital

$28,100,000

$29,250,000

Totals

$119,953,992

$119,219,172


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Housing and Community Development

Program: Dormitory Services for Veterans

For the purpose of providing staffed beds in a safe and secure community environment for veterans in need including access and referral to support services, medical care, nutritional services under the supervision of on-site physicians, registered nurses, licensed social workers, and case managers working in collaboration with the federal Veterans Administration.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance

$3,800,000

$3,000,000

Capital

$3,800,000

$3,000,000

Soldiers Home in Holyoke

$698,465

$706,009

Budgetary Appropriations

$698,465

$706,009

Soldiers Home in Massachusetts

$8,263,476

$8,213,722

Budgetary Appropriations

$8,263,476

$8,213,722

Totals

$12,761,941

$11,919,731


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Housing and Community Development

Program: Emergency Housing Assistance

For the purpose of providing stabilization services to prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter, and assist individuals and families in securing permanent housing; including advocacy, information, referral, career counseling, and education services.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Children and Families

$1,145,277

$1,159,945

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,145,277

$1,159,945

Department of Housing and Community Development

$202,722,227

$226,794,958

Budgetary Appropriations

$197,722,227

$221,794,958

Federal Grant Spending

$5,000,000

$5,000,000

Department of Veterans' Services

$5,060,688

$5,060,688

Budgetary Appropriations

$5,060,688

$5,060,688

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$125,000

$3,500,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$125,000

$3,500,000

Totals

$209,053,192

$236,515,591


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Housing and Community Development

Program: Public Housing Construction

For the purpose of funding the construction, renovation, capital improvement, and deferred maintenance of the Commonwealth's public housing network.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Housing and Community Development

$96,330,954

$96,330,954

Capital

$90,000,000

$90,000,000

Federal Grant Spending

$6,330,954

$6,330,954

Totals

$96,330,954

$96,330,954


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Housing and Community Development

Program: Public Housing Operations and Maintenance

For the purpose of providing housing in units that are managed by Public Housing Authorities for the Commonwealth's most vulnerable residents, including low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Housing and Community Development

$64,750,401

$64,650,401

Budgetary Appropriations

$64,750,401

$64,650,401

Totals

$64,750,401

$64,650,401


Government Function: Housing and Economic Development

Program Category: Housing and Community Development

Program: Rental Assistance

For the purpose of administering voucher programs for persons of low income to rent apartments that are not in public housing developments, including the Federal Section 8 Choice Voucher program, Massachusetts Rental Voucher program, and the Alternative Housing Voucher program for persons with disabilities.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Housing and Community Development

$69,713,174

$65,075,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$69,713,174

$65,075,000

Totals

$69,713,174

$65,075,000


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