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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Our Spring Fundraising Drive is ON! Donate now to stop displacement.

Donate NOW to help us stop displacement in Boston:

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Dorchester Renters Rally to Prevent Their Displacement

SUNDAY, MAY 21ST, 2017: Renters in a large apartment building in Dorchester rallied to prevent their displacement. Wallace Properties, their landlord, is raising rents sharply while many tenants complain of bad conditions. Dozens joined the Victory Road Tenant Association to support their collective voice for affordable rents and community stability. Sign up for our action alerts at

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Rally and March to Stop Evictions in Egleston Square

April 22nd, 2017: Immigrant families facing eviction at 26 School St. in Egleston Square, along with 100+ supporters, rallied and marched through Egleston Square down Washington Street. City Realty Group, don't evict the families at 26 School St.! Watch the story on Boston Neighborhood Network News, then sign the petition here: #right2remain

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