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Michele Lewkowitz

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Housing Stability

Michele Lewkowitz is the ​Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Housing Stability.

Michele is responsible for programs to assist Boston residents facing displacement - whether due to eviction, landlord-tenant disputes, rent escalations, unplanned loss of housing. In addition, the office is responsible for collecting eviction data, evaluating for trends, responding accordingly and advocating for policies at the City and state level.

She works closely with landlords, management companies, housing authorities, and tenants to negotiate housing solutions, help residents stay housed, and find new affordable opportunities. Lydia is also setting up and maintaining an inventory of services available to Bostonians in housing crisis at external partner agencies and non-profits.

Michele has served as Special Advisor to the Mayor and the Chief of Housing​ ​since last July. She previously worked in Strategic Planning at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and in the Deputy Mayor's Office for Planning and Economic Development for the District of Columbia. She recently finished her MBA at Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.