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Housing Court Expansion Included in State FY18 Budget

Friday, July 28, 2017

  • MA ATJ

On Friday, July 7th, the Massachusetts state legislature’s conference committee released its compromise budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which included the Housing Court expansion – a huge step towards improving housing court access in the state. The Conference Committee provided both the legislative authorization for the expansion, effective as of July 1, 2017, and $1 million to start the expansion. Senator Spilka and many others offered valuable leadership in this effort. The state legislature supported this allocation in the vote last Friday, approving the budget proposed by the Committee. The budget has now gone to Governor Baker for his review.