Yesterday, the MA House of Representatives passed its final Fiscal Year 2024 budget. From a housing/homelessness perspective, it reflects the funding proposals made in the House Ways and Means’ proposed budget; that is, the Network’s (and our statewide partners’) priority amendments were not adopted.
Please see the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance’s comparative analysis of funding outcomes for many of our key budget items (with more analysis to come).
Many of our Western MA Representatives co-sponsored many of our priority amendments and to them we say: THANK YOU! We also say thank you to Representative Lindsay Sabadosa for providing lead sponsorship of the Network earmark for $25,000 and to the 15 legislators who supported the Network with their co-sponsorship. We are grateful for your support!
The budget process now moves to the Senate, beginning with the Senate Ways and Means Committee’s release of its proposed FY24 budget in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned.