State House News: Baker Hopes Plan Will End Use Of Motels As Family Shelters

A new initiative geared toward intervening with families at risk of becoming homeless and putting a “significant dent” in those sheltered at hotels and motels will be featured as part of Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget as the governor changed gears on Monday after outlining several ideas to cut costs in state government.

Calling family homelessness a “human tragedy” that disrupts the lives of children, Baker said the budget for fiscal 2016 that he will file on Wednesday will include $20 million for a new “End Family Homelessness Reserve Fund” focused on prevention and keeping families in their communities.

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