This event was rescheduled to Aprill 10 after a snowstorm cancellation.
Join the Social Innovation Forum on April 10, 2018 from12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Eviction Prevention: A Model for Addressing Homelessness in Massachusetts." Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP below.
City Councilor Lydia Edwards was raised all over the world by her military mom but chose East Boston to build her home and raise a family. Her "game changing" leadership was recently highlighted by the Boston Globe, who lauded her work as deputy director within the Mayor's Office of Housing Stability. She was responsible for developing and delivering innovative solutions to fight displacement and brought together all stakeholders: landlords, management companies, housing authorities, and tenants.
Councilor Edwards worked as a public interest attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services focusing on labor issues such as fighting for access to unemployment insurance, back wages, fair treatment for domestic workers, and combating human trafficking. She served as the statewide campaign coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers, which advocated for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In 2015, she was named Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe.
2018 Social Innovator
The Renew Collaborative
The Renew Collaborative is an economically sustainable program that eliminates homelessness due to eviction for families with subsidies and the working poor. The Renew Collaborative's objective is to scale up their program so that Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to extinguish the eviction crisis.
Highland Street Foundation
ABOUT THE MARCH SOCIAL ISSUE TALKS
This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold eight free, educational events across the city as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2018 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.
Learn about the entire series here