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Media Advisory for January 11, 2014

When: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:30pm-5:30pm Where: 49 Speedwell Street, Dorchester (the home of Domingo Franco) What: Announcement of Lawsuit, Vigil to Urge Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac to Create Affordable Housing Read More


A U.S. Federal Judge has ruled that Freddie Mac likely violated a state law designed to stabilize communities and protect homeowners. The ruling came in a case filed by Rosanna and Ramon Suero, who are trying to buy back their Dorchester home they lost to foreclosure during the height of the financial crisis. Read More

2013 Annual Report

This year, City Life/Vida Urbana celebrated Forty Years of Building a Movement to Create a Better World. Read about our work in our most recent Annual Report. Read More

We Demand Affordable Housing!

Together, Members of the Boston BTA, North Side BTA, Brockton BTA, and Lynn United for Change demand for affordable housing. Two of the largest institutions that are causing the lack of affordable housing are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Learn More.

Bank Tenant Association Meetings

Are you fighting to stay in your home? Learn about our sword and legal shield strategy at one of our BTA meetings.

Boston Bank Tenant Association Meetings
Tuesday nights from 6:15-8:30PM at our offices at 284 Amory St. For more information contact us at (617) 524-3541.

Northside Bank Tenant Association Meetings
Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00PM at 28 Paris St. in East Boston. For more information contact Andres Del Castillo at 857-203-2393 or andres@clvu.org

Brockton Bank Tenant Association Meetings
Every other Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00PM at 65 W. Elm St. in Brockton. For more information contact Emma at (508) 857-1129 or emmag@clvu.org.