Mass. Senate Provision to Prevent Families from Being Homeless


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A Massachusetts state budget amendment consists of provisions that could help prevent many families from being homeless.

The provisions are also designed to help families secure housing assistance and emergency shelters. According to State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, more than 5,000 low-income families could lose temporary rental assistance in the next year through HomeBASE, a program that renders financial assistance to families to hang onto their homes.

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Federal Programs Related to - Homeless Shelter

Programs that provide a temporary place to stay for people who have no permanent housing. Bad Weather Shelters; Homeless Drop-In Centers; Homeless Drop In Centers; Mission Housing; Motel Vouchers;

Federal Programs Related to - Housing Support

Programs that provide supportive services which help people obtain and remain in suitable housing. Housing Search and Information; Housing Search Assistance; Relocation Assistance; Roommate Matching Assistance

Federal Programs Related to - Housing Counseling

Programs that provide comprehensive assistance for people who want to rent or purchase housing including information and advice about buying and rental costs; Fair Housing Laws and Regulations; how to select affordable housing that meets individual needs; and how to provide for insurance, maintenance and other requirements related to acquiring and paying for housing. Fair Housing Counseling; Home Purchase Counseling; Homeowner Purchase Counseling; Homeownership Counseling; Homeownership Education; Homeownership Training; Housing Discrimination Counseling; HUD Counseling Services; Mortgage Counseling

Federal Programs Related to - Housing Expense Assistance

Programs that provide immediate cash or loans for people in emergency situations who have insufficient resources to meet their housing related needs. Discounted Utility Services; Electric Bill Assistance; Electric Bills; Energy Bill Assistance; Energy Bills; FHA Loans; Gas Bill Assistance; Gas Bills; Heating Bills; Heating Fuel Bill Assistance; Home Barrier Removal Loans; Home Construction Loans; Home Financing; Home Improvement Loans; Home Loan Programs; Home Purchase Loans; House Payment Assistance; Housing Costs; Housing Down Payment Assistance; Housing Expense Reduction Support; Housing Payments Assistance; Low-Income Home Loans; Mortgage Assistance; Moving Expense Assistance; Rent Assistance; Rental Deposit Assistance; Security Deposit Assistance; Special Purpose Home Loans; Telephone Bill Assistance; Telephone Bills; Utility Bill Payment Assistance; Utility Bills; Utility Bills Assistance; VA Loans; Veteran Home Loans; Water Bill Assistance; Water Bills

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.


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