Please see below for the MA Coalition for the Homeless’ message on Governor Baker’s proposed FY19 budget:
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker released his fiscal year 2019 budget recommendations for the Commonwealth. Please click here for a quick overview of Governor Charlie Baker’s homelessness, housing, and benefits budget proposals for FY’19. The Governor’s complete $40.9 billion House 2 budget can be found here.This is one of the first steps in the FY’19 budget process, ahead of the July 1st start of the new fiscal year. In the months ahead, the House and Senate will release their own recommendations, and develop a compromise budget that then will be sent back to Governor Baker for approval or vetoes. We will be in touch throughout the process with updates and advocacy opportunities.
Please ask your State Representative and Senator to strongly support the Coalition’s FY’19 budget recommendations, especially on:
- Emergency Assistance family shelter and services program (line item 7004-0101)
- Housing and services for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness (line item 4000-0007)
- Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children program (EAEDC, line item 4408-1000)
- Residential Assistance for Families in Transition program (RAFT, line item 7004-9316)
See our present policy campaigns page for fact sheets and additional information.
If you have a few extra minutes, please also let the Governor know your feelings about his FY’19 budget by phone/email or Twitter: @MassGovernor.