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

September, 2015: “It’s interesting how redlining is still affecting us today,” Carolyn Lomax of City Life/Vida Urbana says. “People know about it, but no one really talks about it...If we do nothing, nothing will change. But if we come together, what we do now will forever define us.”





“This is an area of poor people, working people, but we work for low salaries,” Egleston resident Rita Alcaráz said. “The majority of us have two jobs to pay our rent. And so you come and build apartments for people who earn $60,000 or $70,000 a year. Only in our dreams can we afford that.”


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.”



On August 1st, 2015, 10 families in East Boston were displaced when the back wall of their apartment building collapsed. Tell Mayor Walsh and ISD to respond to the 4 simple demands of these displaced families by signing the petition. It's been 4 weeks now since they've been living in hotels, and it's time for the city to take action.