Key initiatives to combat homelessness in the Commonwealth in FY13 and beyond.


Reform  Policy Overview
On Sunday, July 8, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.  The budget includes several key reforms and investments in the Commonwealth's effort to end homelessness.

Further Actions to Strengthen Safety Net for Homeless Families  pdf format of Actions to Strengthen Safety Net for Homeless Families

Summary of Process Related to Proposed Regulations for Emergency Assistance Program  pdf format of EA Summary

Homelessness Resources Fact Sheet  pdf format of Homelessness Resources Fact Sheet

FY13 Policy Reforms to Address Family Homelessness pdf format of FY13 Policy Reform

Boston Globe North on Homelessness Reforms – July 29, 2012


Effective Regulations and Guidance
Effective Tuesday, September 18, 2012 and scheduled to be final on November 23, 2012 following a 60 day public comment period.

Emergency Assistance Regulation (current) 760 CMR 67.00 pdf format of 760 CMR 67
- posted 12/7/2012

Public Hearing Notice - Emergency Assistance Regulations  pdf format of Public Hearing Notice-Emergency Assistance Regulations
- posted 10/1/2012

760 CMR Version Showing Track Changes to Regulation (between July 17, 2012 and September 17, 2012)  pdf format of 760 CMR Version Showing Track Changes to Regulation

All Housing Stabilization Notices


Expanded Housing Resources
Governor Patrick and the Legislature made significant investments in homelessness prevention and housing programs to help families exit shelter or avoid shelter in the first place.


Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)

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