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Mr. Tarr moved that the bill be amended by inserting, after Section__, the following new Section:-

“SECTION__. The department of housing and community development is hereby authorized and directed to report on a semi-annual basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding the status of its homelessness prevention program for families who are eligible for emergency assistance, also known as the HomeBASE program, established in Chapter 68 of the Acts of 2011. The initial report shall be filed on or before October 1, 2013 and subsequent reports filed every six months thereafter. Said reports shall include, but not be limited to, details on the program’s current funding levels and expenditures at the time of the report, information on any projected funding surpluses or shortfalls, the amount of funding the program anticipates will be necessary to ensure that families living in shelters and temporary housing can make the transition to permanent housing, the program’s achievement of cost-savings and efficiencies, and any additional resources required in order for the program to meet its goals and remain financially viable.”