Amendment #1045 to H3600


Representatives Barber of Somerville, Benson of Lunenburg, Cahill of Lynn, Cantwell of Marshfield, Chan of Quincy, Collins of Boston, Connolly of Cambridge, Day of Stoneham, Decker of Cambridge, DiZoglio of Methuen, DuBois of Brockton, Gordon of Bedford, Hecht of Watertown, Keefe of Worcester, Khan of Newton, Livingstone of Boston, Madaro of Boston, Provost of Somerville, Rogers of Cambridge, Smizik of Brookline, Tosado of Springfield, Tucker of Salem, Vincent of Revere and Walsh of Framingham move to amend the bill in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by inserting after the words, “a family that received household assistance under this item whose income exceeds 50 per cent of area median income shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 50 per cent level was exceeded,” the following:- “provided further, that families who received the maximum amount of household assistance in a prior 12-month period, who complied with their rehousing plan during the prior period of assistance, who continue to include a child under the age of 21 or a pregnant woman, and whose gross income does not exceed 50 percent of area median income or who have not had income in excess of said 50 percent level for a period of six months shall be eligible for further allotments of up to $8,000 in household assistance in subsequent 12-month periods to prevent their eviction from their existing housing or to relocate to another housing situation, without needing to first be evicted from their existing housing or otherwise needing to establish that they fall into one of the four categories of affirmative eligibility for emergency assistance shelter listed in item 7004-0101;” and removing the words “24-months” and inserting in place thereof, “12-months;” and by removing the words “not more than $300,000;” and inserting after the words “detailing the number of families receiving assistance under item 7004-0108 while also receiving assistance from either item 4512-0200 or 4513-1130;” the following:- “and provided further, that household assistance funds shall be advanced to the administering agencies at the end of each month and before the next month's disbursement, the amount of which shall be estimated based on the prior month’s expenditure with a reconciliation not less than annually;” and by striking out the figures “$31,079,696” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$35,000,000.”

Amendment #1045 to H3600



John W. Scibak

Chynah Tyler

Steven Ultrino

Josh S. Cutler

Alice Hanlon Peisch

Cory Atkins

Natalie Higgins

Daniel Cullinane

Stephan Hay

Lori A. Ehrlich

Peter V. Kocot

Daniel J. Ryan

Gerard Cassidy

Brendan P. Crighton

Frank A. Moran