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


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Landmark Agreement Brings Property Managers, Tenant Advocates Together on Affordable Housing

 

Longstanding tension leads to breakthrough on housing costs in Boston

 

BOSTON – Tenant advocates and property managers today announced a landmark agreement to increase the availability of affordable housing in the Greater Boston area. Formally signed in May, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) [see attached] between City Realty Management,
City Life/Vida Urbana, and the Chinese Progressive Association was a long time in the making – following years of discord between the groups. 


“It’s not magic,” said Steve Meacham, housing activist with City Life/Vida Urbana. “It’s just the fact that once you decide to organize and fight back, you have a lot of leverage that you don’t have when you’re acting as an individual.”


We're only $12,000 away from the $200,000 goal of our Spring Drive! That's only 6% left to go. And we CAN do it! DONATE TODAY at http://www.clvu.org/spring2015. The deadline for reaching our goal is June 30th! We continue to exist, to grow, and to keep up the fight because of you!



Chants of "Aquí estamos. ¡No nos vamos!" ("We're here. We're not moving!") rang out on the evening of May 13th, 2015 through the streets around Maverick T station. About 75 people, majority Latinos facing displacement, took part. The march, organized by City Life/Vida Urbana, visited key buildings where new investors are forcing Latinos out. "Most of the evictions...are no-fault and are directed at working class people of color," said Andres Del Castillo, City Life's organizer in East Boston.