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15990017 - End Family Homelessness Reserve Fund
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
1599-0017 End Family Homelessness Reserve Fund
For a homelessness prevention reserve at the executive office of health and human services; provided, that funds shall be used to provide tailored and flexible short-term assistance to families that are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless with a goal of rapid housing stabilization and to coordinate the delivery of public benefits and human services to families who apply for or are receiving benefits through item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-3036 or 7004-9316 and to families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through programs within the executive office; provided further, that the funds may be used for prevention, diversion or stabilization; provided further, that such assistance shall be coordinated with the department of housing and community development to maximize impact and to avoid duplication of effort; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services may, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, transfer from this item amounts necessary to meet any costs associated with the purposes of this item; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2016 on: (i) the number of families served through this item; (ii) the types of services received by participating families; (iii) the number of families who transition into stabilized housing and the zip code of the stabilized housing; (iv) the number of families who remain in stabilized housing after 90 days, when applicable; (v) the number of families who returned to subsidized housing shelters; (vi) other quantifiable data related to client outcomes as determined by the secretary; (vii) the number of families turned away from the program; and (viii) the amount of funding awarded to vendors for the delivery of services and the names of each vendor; and provided further, that the department may enter into interagency service agreements as necessary
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