Tag: State Budget

  • State Senate budget debate included 18 amendments for homelessness and low-income services

    State Senate budget debate included 18 amendments for homelessness and low-income services

    Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts Statewide senate budget hearings ended Thursday night, with resolutions passed for the 2017 fiscal year beginning on July 1. Eighteen amendments regarding services and care for the homeless reached the senate floor, eight of which have been passed. A $2 million increase for prevention of youth homelessness, proposed by Senator Jason M. […]

  • Opinion: Homelessness service providers need more state funding

    Opinion: Homelessness service providers need more state funding

    Homelessness knows no season. Many people feel compassion for men and women experiencing homelessness during a Massachusetts winter – when mountains of snow and bitterly cold temperatures can threaten the lives of people trying to get by and living on the street. Now that spring is finally setting in, it’s easier to forget that the […]

  • Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget

    Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget

    Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts Homelessness service providers across the Commonwealth are concerned they could face a tough year ahead, as the state budget proposal cuts nearly $800,000 from funds for the assistance of homeless individuals. On Tuesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The committee allocated about $44 […]