FY2016 Conference Committee Budget Provides Increased Investments for Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs

FY2016 Conference Committee Budget Provides Increased Investments for Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — On July 8, 2015, the Conference Committee released its recommendations for the FY2016 State Budget(link is external). The Legislature adopted the $38.1 billion budget and sent it to Governor Baker for his consideration. The Governor has ten days to sign or veto portions of the budget.

The Legislature passed a budget with increased investment in many affordable housing and homelessness prevention programs. Highlights include:

Click here for a full listing of housing programs. You can also click here for a more thorough analysis of all CHAPA budget priorities.

CHAPA thanks the members of the FY2016 Budget Conference Committee for their strong support of affordable housing and homelessness prevention programs. Committee members included: Senator Karen Spilka; Senator Sal DiDomenico; Senator Vinny deMacedo; Representative Brian Dempsey; Representative Stephen Kulik; and Representative Todd Smola. CHAPA also thanks Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Chairman Kevin Honan and Chairwoman Linda Dorcena Forry of the Joint Committee on Housing for their leadership and dedication to making sure that every person in the Commonwealth has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. Thank you too to the following legistators for sponsoring housing amendments and for their leadership on housing programs in the budget: Representative Christine Barber; Representative Michael Brady; Representative Antonio Cabral; Representative Marjorie Decker; Representative Michael Finn; Representative Peter Kocot; Representative Paul Mark; Representative Byron Rushing; Representative Tim Toomey; Representative Aaron Vega; Representative Chris Walsh; Senator William Brownsberger; Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz; Senator Cindy Creem; Senator Ken Donnelly; Senator Benjamin Downing; Senator Jamie Eldridge; Senator Thomas Kennedy; Senator Joan Lovely; Senator Michael Rodrigues; Senator Bruce Tarr; Senator James Welch; and Senator Dan Wolf.

Finally, we have to thank all of you for your continued advocacy, which helped make these important advances for affordable housing and homelessness prevention programs possible!

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Heller at "> or Eric Shupin at "> or by calling (617) 742-0820.

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