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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Funds for the Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) program were removed from the 2008/2009 State Budget


To inform staff that due to the elimination of funding for the HRA Program, we are unable to pay any assistance amounts claimed for 2008.


The state budget approved for 08/09 FY deleted funding for the Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program. Since there is no funding in the state budget for this program, 2008 claims cannot be paid.

The Franchise Tax Board will continue to accept claims and will hold them in the event that funding later becomes available. However, at this time there is no expectation that there will be any funds available to pay those claims.

Notices will be sent over the course of next week, informing claimants who have filed, that there are no funds to pay claims. In addition, District Offices, VITA Sites, and other venues of public contacts have been notified and directed to share the information contained within this bulletin.

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