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Emergency Assistance - Hotels & Motels and Related Programs

7004-0103

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $155,878,948 $155,878,948
FY17 $179,940,853 $176,000,222
FY16 $204,172,810 $196,058,948
FY15 $201,078,289 $191,799,718
FY14 $170,354,574 $161,337,421
FY13 $146,722,384 $136,829,154
FY12 $149,921,516 $137,497,836
FY11 $181,107,680 $161,360,773
FY10 $173,634,271 $151,693,012
FY09 $104,981,969 $90,822,019
FY08 $100,767,489 $85,971,964
FY07 $94,077,220 $77,392,949
FY06 $91,791,742 $73,600,000
FY05 $101,513,296 $78,432,024
FY04 $94,566,841 $70,933,764
FY03 $98,405,580 $72,220,128
FY02 $88,608,278 $63,628,138
FY01 $67,701,578 $47,769,502
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Between and
Funding for Emergency Assistance - Hotels & Motels and Related Programs
54.7%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for Emergency Assistance--Family Shelters and Services moved from a line item in the Dept. of Transitional Assistance to a line item in the Dept. of Housing and Community Development in FY10. In FY13, funding to support the family shelter overflow in hotels and motels moved to a distinct line item.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The Emergency Assistance program (EA), managed by the Division of Housing Stabilization (DHS) within the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), provides shelter and services to a certain population of homeless families living at or below 115% of the federal poverty level. This line item funds families served by EA who are living in hotels and motels because the family shelters are full.

The FY 2013 budget transferred funding from the line item that funds EA shelter and services into this new line item specifically for families served by the EA program who are living in hotels and motels.

Historically, the state has helped low-income homeless families by providing them with space in family shelters run by EA. More recently, the state has adopted a "Housing First" model designed to help these families move into permanent housing rather than live in temporary shelters. With the onset of the Great Recession, however, many low-income families lost their jobs and their housing. As a result, many turned to EA for help to the point where the state had to house families in hotels and motels because the family shelters were full.

Starting in FY 2013 the state began limiting homeless families' access to EA shelters, including hotels and motels, while increasing funding for some affordable housing resources. As of FY 2013 EA shelters, including hotels and motels, are only available to low-income families who have lost their housing due to domestic violence, fire, natural disaster, eviction due to loss of income or disability or because they were living in unhealthy conditions not meant for human habitation. All other families, who would have been eligible for EA in previous years, would only receive access to affordable housing resources. As of August 2013, of the 3,631 families served by EA, 1,608 were living in hotels and motels because the family shelters were full.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $155,878,948 $155,878,948
FY18 Leg $155,878,948 $155,878,948
FY18 Sen $166,091,546 $166,091,546
FY18 SWM $166,046,546 $166,046,546
FY18 Hou $155,883,948 $155,883,948
FY18 HWM $155,533,948 $155,533,948
FY18 Gov $164,696,546 $164,696,546
FY17 $179,940,853 $176,000,222

Notes

  • Funding for Emergency Assistance--Family Shelters and Services moved from a line item in the Dept. of Transitional Assistance to a line item in the Dept. of Housing and Community Development in FY10. In FY13, funding to support the family shelter overflow in hotels and motels moved to a distinct line item.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.