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


We just launched our #GiveToStopEvictions campaign! Check out our 2017 victories in our year-end video, then give what you can to build the movement in 2018!

VIDEO: 2017 in review


Latino families facing eviction by City Realty Group at 26 School Street in Egleston Square joined with City Realty's other tenants who are also facing displacement just a few blocks away - El Embajador Dominican Restaurant and De Chain Auto Service. Fox 25 News covered the story after 200+ JP and Roxbury neighbors flooded the streets on November 21st, marching to the restaurant for an "eat-in" to support the 26-year-old local, Latino-owned business. Watch here:

City Realty tenants speak out on Fox 25 News


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