Ed Augustus Named as Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities
May 15, 2023
Director of Public Policy
On May 15, the Healey-Driscoll Administration named Ed Augustus as the Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities in the newly created Executive Office.
According to the Governor's press release, Augustus previously served as City Manager of Worcester from 2014–2022. Prior to joining the City of Worcester, Augustus served as Director of Government and Community Relations for the College of Holy Cross, State Senator for the 2nd Worcester District, Chief of Staff for Congressman Jim McGovern, and Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education under President Clinton’s Administration. He most recently served as Chancellor of Dean College.
“We at CHAPA look forward to working with Secretary Ed Augustus to develop policies and supports to produce the homes that people, our communities, and the Commonwealth need in order to thrive,” said CHAPA CEO Rachel Heller. “Secretary Augustus’s experiences with local, state, and federal government are important for understanding the challenges municipalities face in meeting our housing needs. The Secretary brings knowledge of opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels to bring tools and resources together to produce a mix of rental and homeownership opportunities that offer meaningful choices for people and that are affordable for people with low, moderate, and middle incomes.”
Augustus is expected to begin as Secretary when the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities is officially created on May 30, following the passage of legislation passed on April 30 creating the new office.