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

Donate here: We need to raise $80,000 by December 31st, and together we're going to do it! Each week, we'll release a new video story in our "Transformations" story series. Kicking off the series is Heather Gordon, a long-time fighter who has become a bold and mighty leader for racial and economic justice. SUPPORT OUR TRANSFORMATIVE WORK: DONATE TODAY!


Friday, November 20th, 2015: Over 20 tenants of Maverick Street Realty in Boston took refuge in a the basement of a church while their landlord continues to delay repairs to their collapsed building. The landlord will no longer fund hotels for the tenants, so they are now sheltered by the church. Support their RIGHT TO RETURN home by joining in a CANDELIGHT PROCESSION on Wednesday, 11/25, the day before Thanksgiving at 7pm. Demand that Maverick St. Realty make the repairs needed to their home after MONTHS of delay.

City Life/Vida Urbana members joined youth leaders from the Keep It 100% for Egleston campaign and other Washington Corridor residents at last week's Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting to define a "master plan" for the corridor. We continued to lift up the demands for REAL AFFORDABILITY and an END TO DISPLACEMENT along the corridor. We also know that a JUST CAUSE EVICTION LAW, which we're pushing for with other Right to the City Boston coalition groups, would help protect renters in this vulnerable but very vocal area. Check out the video and support the fight for community control!

Dr. Dora Teloni Demitra, a social worker in Greece, speaks on Greece's solidarity economy on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 7pm at City Life/Vida Urbana.

From The Guardian: “All these projects, it’s very important to me, are not just helping people who need it, but they represent almost the start of a new kind of society,” Katerini said. “They are run as direct democracies, with no hierarchy. They are about people taking responsibility for their lives, putting their skills to use, becoming productive again.”