Victory for Jim Brooks Act covered by Boston Neighborhood Network

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

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VICTORY: Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act passed by Boston City Council!

WE WON! On Friday, October 6th, 2017, the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act was signed by Boston's mayor. This took almost 3 years of organizing - we testified at City Council hearings, spoke out at rallies, joined forces with other grassroots organizations, door-knocked, strategized, called our officials, produced videos, spread the word on social media, and pushed a city-wide popular campaign. Now we're celebrating VICTORY

But this is a beginning, not an end. The Jim Brooks Act is a home-rule petition, so it must now pass the Massachusetts state legislature. We're organizing so that will happen ASAP. And, since this Act is one small step on the longer road to stopping Boston's displacement crisis, we're also engaging our leaders on the front-lines of the crisis to envision stronger solutions - and we're building toward those solutions. Check out our photos on Facebook by clicking below!

Photos of Jim Brooks Act victory

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Rally to Stop Evictions at Revere Beach Rooming House!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2017: Support Revere Beach rooming house tenants fighting no-fault evictions! Find out more from the Facebook event below!

Revere Beach rally on Facebook

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Boston puts Advanced Property Management on notice in kickoff to Renter Week of Action

City Life/Vida Urbana in Spare Change News

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Across the U.S., Tenants Push Back Against Corporate Landlords During Renter Week of Action

Truthout covered national #RenterWeekOfAction, including the story of City Life/Vida Urbana's march to stop evictions and outrageous rent-hikes by Advanced Property Management and MG2! Check it out. Rise up for renter power!

Truthout article on Renter Week of Action

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Boston's kicking off 2017 Renter Week of Action!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017 - City Life/Vida Urbana kicks off National Renter Week of Action with a huge march. Gather at 10am at Back Bay T station and march with renters facing outrageous rent hikes and evictions by Advanced Property Management and MG2. RSVP on Facebook:

dBoston kicks off National Renter Week of Action!

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City Life/Vida Urbana: Stopping Displacement in Boston

There's a displacement crisis in Boston, and many renters are losing their homes. City Life/Vida Urbana is a 44-year-old housing justice organization that helps people stay in their homes. If you're facing eviction or a major rent hike, call us at (617) 524-3541 or visit us online at We all have the #right2remain in Boston.

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Get on the Bus with City Life - March on Washington July 12!



Join City Life, Right to the City and activists from all across the country to fight for real investment in affordable housing. March with us! Sign up here

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Advanced Property Management: Stop Rent-Hiking Section 8 Tenants

June 24th, 2017 - Boston Housing Authority's Resident Advisory Board (RAB) sponsored a press conference in collaboration with City Life/Vida Urbana. RAB spoke out for Stanley, a Section 8 renter whose landlord, Advanced Property Management (APM), has issued him a huge rent hike that would lead to his displacement. We were joined by South West Boston Community Development Corporation who also spoke out against displacement. #StandWithStanley

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2016 Annual Report

WE RISE UP!: 2016 Annual Report

Check out City Life/Vida Urbana's 2016 Annual Report - the whole year in review in photos and stories. 

 2016 Annual Report Cover

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