LD 2136 LR 2714(02)
An Act to Provide Financial Support for Shelters for Unhoused Individuals
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Housing
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000
General Fund $0 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes ongoing General Fund appropriations totaling $12,500,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2024-25 to the Shelter Operating Subsidy program within the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA) to support emergency shelter operations.  Of this amount, $10,000,000 is appropriated on an ongoing basis for the operation of homeless shelters and $2,500,000 is appropriated on an ongoing basis for low-barrier shelters.  
Additional costs to MSHA associated with the rulemaking process and with supporting the Statewide Homeless Council in its work to develop a 10-year plan to address the root causes of homelessness in Maine can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.