Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

7004-0099 - Dept of Housing and Community Development Admin




Account Description FY 2016
Spending
FY 2017
House 2
7004-0099 Dept of Housing and Community Development Admin
For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, that the department may make expenditures 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 to make these expenditures; provided further, that expenditures made against the account shall not be subject to appropriation and may include the cost of personnel; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may conduct annual verifications of household income levels based upon state tax returns to administer the state and federal housing subsidy programs funded in items 7004-0108, 7004-9005, 7004-9024, 7004-9030, 7004-9033, and 7004-9316 and items 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019, and 7004-9020 of section 2D; provided further, that as a condition of eligibility or continued occupancy by an applicant or 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 tenant to provide a social security number for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may consult with the department of revenue, the department of transitional assistance or any other state or federal agency 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 possession of the agencies including, but not limited to, tax returns and applications for public assistance or financial aid; provided further, that in 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 to verify the income and eligibility of participants in federally assisted housing programs and that of members of the participants' households; provided further, that notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 490 of the acts of 1980, the department may authorize neighborhood housing services corporations to retain, reassign and re-loan funds received in repayment of loans made under the neighborhood housing services rehabilitation program; provided further, that the department shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; and provided further, that such information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements
7,413,096 6,387,921

Decreased funding to meet projected need.

 
 


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