The budget includes more than $33 million for rent assistance and other eviction prevention services.
Kotek said money will keep nearly 9,000 households from becoming homeless.
There’s also more than $23 million set aside to add 600 low barrier shelter beds state-wide.
During her inaugural address, Kotek emphasized the need to lower unsheltered homelessness.
She said, “building more housing is key to creating healthier and safer communities and supporting economic growth. I look forward to bringing comprehensive recommendations to this body as soon as possible.”
Kotek’s budget also includes $54 million to fund rental assistance and block leasing for at least 600 homes.
That money is expected to re-house at least 1,200 households.
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