“'There’s just such an explosion in the rental market and it’s just not possible to find another place,' Maria Christina Blanco, a City Life/Vida Urbana organizer, said. Many who can’t afford their apartments end up on the street, with few affordable options for housing left to choose from, Blanco said. Many, she said, end up in shelters. 'It’s really about working-class tenants and homeowners being able to live in Boston and not being pushed out,' Blanco said. 'That’s what we think is really in everyone’s interest long-term.'"
Our Executive Director, Lisa Owens Pinto, discusses the new book When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World on Boston Neighborhood Network TV's show, People's Platform. Check it out by clicking below!
As the campaign for Just Cause tenant protections grows in Boston, the media coverage multiplies. Bay State Banner says, "Members of the Right to Remain Coalition got a boost of confidence and now seek to seize momentum after their campaign for legislation protecting tenants from no-fault evictions received a flurry of media and political attention." Check out the whole story!
Our iconic leader, Mr. Marshall Cooper, stars in this "Transformations" story. For 6 years, Mr. Marshall has been fighting foreclosure, working with a local nonprofit that wants to buy his home and turn it into permanently affordable housing. Mr. Marshall has been at essentially every action to stop displacement and racism in Boston since 2010. Show your commitment to the movement by DONATING TODAY at www.clvu.org/donate.
DECEMBER 16TH, 2015: Over one-hundred City of Boston residents, including representatives of a dozen tenants' associations and individuals facing eviction, lit and decorated a "Justice Tree" with messages of hope for stronger protections from no-fault eviction. DONATE TODAY at www.clvu.org/donate!
In Part 2 of our series of "Transformations" video stories, we hear from Domingo. Domingo is fighting to stay in his Boston home after foreclosure by Fannie Mae. "I began to lose the fear of speaking," Says Domingo. "Yes, I have my voice...now I'm not afraid of facing anyone." HELP MAKE TRANSFORMATIONS HAPPEN - DONATE TODAY at www.clvu.org/donate. We need to raise $80K by December 31st, and together we're going to do it!
Donate here: www.clvu.org/donate. We need to raise $80,000 by December 31st, and together we're going to do it! Each week, we'll release a new video story in our "Transformations" story series. Kicking off the series is Heather Gordon, a long-time fighter who has become a bold and mighty leader for racial and economic justice. SUPPORT OUR TRANSFORMATIVE WORK: DONATE TODAY!