City Life/Vida Urbana in national Shelterforce Magazine

Our work on landlord negotiations was featured in Shelterforce, a national magazine on housing issues! 


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Celebrating 45 Years: Lisa Owens, Executive Director of City Life/Vida Urbana

At City Life/Vida Urbana's 45th anniversary celebration, Executive Director Lisa Owens speaks about our roots, love, comradery, and building for the new. #EndDisplacement #ANewWorldIsPossible

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Thank you for celebrating 45 years with us at Uprise!

Lisa Owens, the Executive Director of City Life/Vida Urbana, inspires the crowd at the organization's 45th birthday celebration.

Over 300 people celebrated grassroots work to prevent evictions at City Life/Vida Urbana's 45th birthday bash, Uprise.

City Life members and supporters busted a move at the end of the organization's 45th anniversary celebration.

Housing justice organizers and supporters of City Life/Vida Urbana celebrated at City Life's 45th anniversary party.

Roxbury-born actress and singer Lovely Hoffman performed a rendition of Andra Day's song "I'll Rise Up" for City Life/Vida Urbana's 45th birthday bash.

Gail Appling and Andres Del Castillo MC'd City Life/Vida Urbana's 45th birthday celebration, Uprise, on May 19th.

Multimedia installations including video documentaries chronicled City Life/Vida Urbana's housing justice victories over the group's 45 year history at Uprise.

Red Sage Stories performed improvisational theater based on stories of displacement and resistance that they gathered from the audience.

Multimedia installations including large-scale collage brought to life City Life/Vida Urbana's housing justice victories over the group's 45 year history at Uprise.

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Video: Call MA Legislators, say YES on Jim Brooks Act and Racial Justice!

Celebrate Black history and take action for racial justice! Honor the legacy of one of Boston's greatest leaders for housing justice, the late Jim Brooks. Then TAKE ACTION - MAKE CALLS to the MA State legislators to SUPPORT the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act. And turn on the volume for this video - you won't want to miss the beautiful song in it. #YesOnJimBrooks

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Housing Justice Advocates Pack State House Hearing on Jim Brooks Act

Read the wrap-up of our State House hearing on the Jim Brooks Act in Banker and Tradesman! ThenMake calls to PASS the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act TODAY! Find numbers here: #YesOnJimBrooks

Jim Brooks Act in Banker and Tradesman

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How to Stop The Bleeding: Our Organizer, Steve Meacham, on Answers to The Displacement Crisis

How can we stop the displacement crisis? Steve Meacham, our longtime Community Organizer, talks about REAL ANSWERS on the nationally-syndicated podcast Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon. LISTEN HERE:

City Life/Vida Urbana on Radio Open Source

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2017 in Review: #GiveToStopEvictions

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

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City Realty Tenants Speak Out on Fox 25 News

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

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City Life/Vida Urbana in Shelterforce Magazine

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

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Victory for Jim Brooks Act covered by Spare Change News

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

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