This report examines progress and obstacles on the path to creating a Commonwealth where all people of every race and background have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Shelter and Housing for Homeless Families: Historical Funding and the Governor’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal
Providing access to stable, safe, affordable housing is an important way the state helps low income families avoid homelessness. Funding for the state program that provides vouchers to help low income renters pay for housing has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past 20 years.
To help vulnerable families, our state provides emergency shelters and also housing subsidies. The state’s multi-year “Housing First” effort has limited families’ access to shelter while modestly increasing affordable housing resources.