Boston mayor unveils housing security legislative package
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is unveiling a legislative package he says will improve housing security.
He says the goals of the 14-bill package he’s shipping to state lawmakers is to help preserve neighborhoods threatened by soaring housing costs, stabilize vulnerable households, support small businesses and removing barriers that keep people in poverty.
Walsh says housing and economic mobility are linked, adding that a stable home allows residents to pursue opportunities.
Among Walsh’s proposals are bills that would provide low-income tenants facing eviction with a court-appointed attorney and ban no-fault evictions of persons over age 75.
Another bill would require companies with more than 100 workers to report the gender and race of employees holding specific management titles, and require the Office of Labor and Workforce Development to post the data.