An announcement from the Western MA Network to End Homelessness Leadership Council Chair Andrew Morehouse:
I am writing to inform you that much to our surprise, the Network’s earmark funding for Fiscal Year 2017 was actually cut through the Governor’s 9C budget authority.
This cut had not been recorded in any public documentation, which was the source of the Network’s misunderstanding. After sharing the “false positive” news on this blog last week, we received a call from DHCD advising us of the administrative error. We have since received more verbal confirmation and still await written record of the actual correction. Our big mistake!
The Network Steering Committee and Leadership Council will start planning for this funding loss now. Based on an analysis of expenditures, revenues to date and cash in reserves, the Network has funds to cover projected expenses for approximately three more months, which would bring us to the end of February.
While we may not know the final chapter on this year’s funding, the Network will plan accordingly.
We will be in touch as this process unfolds.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
97 North Hatfield Road
PO Box 160
Hatfield, MA 01038
413-247-9738 Ext. #115