At City Life, we help people stay in their homes. 

City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power. We promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.

Are you fighting to stay in your home?

Join us at one of our weekly meetings, where you can speak with an organizer and lawyer, and meet others that are fighting the same battles! We have meetings in three locations:

Boston: Every Tuesday Night at 6:30, 284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. 
East Boston: Every Wednesday Night at 6:30, 28 Paris Street in East Boston.
Brockton: Every other Wednesday night at 6:00, 65 W. Elm Street in Brockton. 

Check for the next meeting here.


Recent News from CLVU

Our victory with Right to The City Boston in passing the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act made national news! Check out this article on the growing national renters rights movement in Shelterforce.

City Life/Vida Urbana in Shelterforce

Spare Change News covers the landmark passage of the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act by the Boston City Council. The Act now heads to the MA state legislature, where a swift passage is crucial. #WhenWeFightWeWin!

Jim Brooks Act victory in Spare Change News

More coverage of the Boston City Council passing the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act! Watch below from Boston Neighborhood Network.

Jim Brooks Act victory on BNN

WE WON! On Friday, October 6th, 2017, the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act was signed by Boston's mayor. This took almost 3 years of organizing - we testified at City Council hearings, spoke out at rallies, joined forces with other grassroots organizations, door-knocked, strategized, called our officials, produced videos, spread the word on social media, and pushed a city-wide popular campaign. Now we're celebrating VICTORY

But this is a beginning, not an end. The Jim Brooks Act is a home-rule petition, so it must now pass the Massachusetts state legislature. We're organizing so that will happen ASAP. And, since this Act is one small step on the longer road to stopping Boston's displacement crisis, we're also engaging our leaders on the front-lines of the crisis to envision stronger solutions - and we're building toward those solutions. Check out our photos on Facebook by clicking below!

Photos of Jim Brooks Act victory

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2017: Support Revere Beach rooming house tenants fighting no-fault evictions! Find out more from the Facebook event below!

Revere Beach rally on Facebook