Critical Appropriations to Homeless Services and Family Resource Centers to be Discussed in Budget
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, after a unanimous vote of Ought to Pass with Amendment, the Senate laid SB 140 on the table in order to discuss the appropriations as a part of the budget process. SB 140, prime sponsored by Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua), makes various critical appropriations for the state’s homeless shelter system and family resource centers.
After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statement:
“Before the COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire saw a 21% increase in people experiencing homelessness, including over 300 school aged children in Nashua. The next state budget must prioritize funding for our homeless shelter system to get Granite Staters into permanent housing with the services they need. SB 140 also appropriates funds to our family resource centers so that they can continue delivering essential primary prevention services and in turn, decrease the need for DCYF involvement. Both of these measures prioritize prevention and intervention, and include efforts that will improve outcomes for the safety, wellbeing, and success of children and families in our communities.”