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Mayor Walsh Proposes Housing Stability Act For Boston

Boston skyline at Fort Point Channel (matthrono/Flickr)
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It's been one year since our series on the evictions happening in East Boston and the push by residents and activists for a "just cause" eviction ordinance. We spoke to residents, landlords, housing experts and city officials about what the effects the ordinance might have on our city.

Last year, tenant activist groups supported a draft of the ordinance that was circulating in Boston City Council but ended up stalling.

On Monday, Mayor Marty Walsh proposed a version of that ordinance and on Wednesday, it was introduced to the Boston City Council. The "Jim Brooks Stabilization Act," named after the late longtime activist Jim Brooks who advocated for the disabled and people facing evictions, would need to be passed by the council and eventually the state Legislature to go into effect.


Lydia Edwards, head of Boston's Office of Housing Stability. She tweets @lydiamedwards.

Greg Vasil, CEO of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, which tweets @GBREB.

This segment aired on December 7, 2016.


Alison Bruzek Associate Producer, Radio Boston
Alison Bruzek was a producer for Radio Boston.


Meghna Chakrabarti Host, On Point
Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.



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