Mayor Walsh Names New Head Of Housing Stability

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday the head of his newly created Office of Housing Stability: Lydia Edwards.

Edwards' role is to lead the programs that help those who are in housing crisis, whether it's eviction, rising rents or landlord-tenant disputes.

Last year, Radio Boston followed the push for a just-cause eviction ordinance in Boston and looked at the developments and rising rents in East Boston.

Edwards is both a tenant and a landlord in East Boston. According to The Boston Globe's endorsement of her for state Senate last April, she supports the just-cause eviction ordinance. She's also an attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services and has worked to increase workers' rights.


Lydia Edwards, head of Boston's Office of Housing Stability.

This segment aired on August 16, 2016.


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