LD 970 LR 1494(01)
An Act To End Homelessness by Expanding Housing Support Services
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Jorgensen of Portland
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $675,000 $675,000 $675,000 $675,000
General Fund $675,000 $675,000 $675,000 $675,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes ongoing General Fund appropriations of $675,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2017-18 to a newly established Housing First Assistance Program within the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA) for 30 housing units and 24-hour housing support services at those units at a "Housing First" development for chronically homeless individuals and families.  The bill allows MSHA to use a portion of this funding for the administrative costs associated with administering the program.