From Mass. Coalition for the Homeless:
As you know, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and its partner agencies launched the HomeBASE program for families at the beginning of the month. DHCD has scheduled a hearing to gather public feedback on the emergency regulations now governing the program. The hearing is scheduled to take place at DHCD’s main office in Boston on Monday, September 12th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please join us to weigh in with your ideas regarding implementation of this important initiative to help families who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness! If you are unable to attend in person, DHCD also will accept written comments. See below for more details on the hearing and the “Quick Links” for more information about the program.

Kelly Turley
[email protected]
781-595-7570 x17

From the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD):




Under the provisions of MGL c.30A §2 notice is hereby given of the proposed promulgation of 760 CMR 65.00 – Regulation Governing the Massachusetts Short-Term Housing Transition Program (HomeBase) under DHCD’s regulatory authority provided under MGL c.23B and Annual Budget Line Item 7004-0108. This regulation was filed as an emergency with the Secretary of State’s Office on July 28, 2011 and is in effect. In accordance MGL c.30A §5 the proposed regulation does not have a Small Business Impact. DHCD will hold a public hearing follows:


 Monday, September 12, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.


              100 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Room A,

              Boston, MA 02114


At such time and place interested persons will be afforded an opportunity to present oral testimony. Written comments may be presented at the hearing or at any time prior to the hearing by directing the same to the DHCD, Office of the Chief Counsel, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114, ATT: Michael Malamut 760 CMR 65.00.


Copies of the proposed regulation will be available for inspection at the offices of DHCD during regular business hours – 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and are currently posted on DHCD’s website at under News and Updates.

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