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Budget Summary FY2015

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70040102 - Homeless Individuals Assistance
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

Account Description FY2014
7004-0102 Homeless Individuals Assistance
For the homelessness program to assist individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, including assistance to organizations which provide shelter, transitional housing and services that help individuals avoid entry into shelter or successfully exit shelter; provided, that no organization providing services to the homeless shall receive less than an average per bed, per night rate of $25; provided further, that the department may allocate funds to other agencies for this program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Craig's Doors - A Home Association, Inc. in the town of Amherst; provided further, that not less than $200,000 be expended for the River House shelter in the city of Beverly; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority for the purpose of coordinating homeless shelters and safety net services in Berkshire County; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Friendly House in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness to implement the Opening Doors Strategic Plan to End Homelessness; and provided further, that programs that currently provide shelter may renegotiate how to use such program's shelter fund, with the agreement of the department and the host municipality, to provide alternative services proven to be effective, including housing first models, transitional housing and diversion away from shelters
40,897,044 42,915,335