Here are selected articles, tools, and audiovisual materials to inform your organizing, they cover 3 areas: 1) the rights of residents in foreclosed buildings and other resident housing rights; 2) City Life/Vida Urbana’s organizing approach and movement building process in fighting foreclosures and preventing housing displacement; and 3) description of CL/VU’s organizing model and articles on general political education. We hope they answer some of your questions, but please contact us with further questions and comments at 


Video: Stand Up, Fight Back 

A video produced about the foreclosure crisis and what CLVU is doing about it. 

Stand Up, Fight Back from City Life/Vida Urbana on Vimeo.


City Life/Vida Urbana’s Annual Report, 2010-2012

City Life/Vida Urbana’s Bank Tenant Association Organizing Manual

Housing Rights of Residents in Foreclosed Buildings and Other Residents

Getting Back Your Home After Foreclosure

City Life/Vida Urbana’s Organizing Strategy

Bank Tenant Association Meetings

Are you fighting to stay in your home? Learn about our sword and legal shield strategy at one of our BTA meetings.

Boston Bank Tenant Association Meetings
Tuesday nights from 6:15-8:30PM at our offices at 284 Amory St. For more information contact us at (617) 524-3541.

Northside Bank Tenant Association Meetings
Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00PM at 28 Paris St. in East Boston. For more information contact Andres Del Castillo at 857-203-2393 or

Brockton Bank Tenant Association Meetings
Every other Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00PM at 65 W. Elm St. in Brockton. For more information contact Emma at (508) 857-1129 or