As you may already know, the Massachusetts legislature recently passed a supplemental budget that would make significant changes to the HomeBASE and Emergency Assistance programs. These changes would eliminate the rental assistance option under HomeBASE for households applying for EA/HomeBASE after October 28th. The supplemental budget also stipulated that DHCD and the Legislature will collaborate to create a plan making EA and HomeBASE sustainable for the remainder of the fiscal year. This plan is due on Dec. 9th. The supplemental budget also outlined various changes to HomeBASE that will guide the program while the the final plan is being developed.
DHCD has released a notice detailing these changes and how they will effect a household’s options under EA and HomeBASE. This notice can be found by clicking here or by clicking on the DHCD link to the right.