MON 7/23, 6:30pm, CLVU & Boston DSA - The Housing Crisis and Socialism
Join the Boston DSA Housing Working Group and City Life/Vida Urbana to talk about the housing crisis, socialist understandings of housing, and tenant organizing! Both DSA members and CLVU members and organizers will present on housing issues and how to organize around them, with a discussion and Q&A to follow. The event will be held at CLVU headquarters at 284 Amory St in JP in the Brewery Complex (go in main entrance, take elevator up to 1st floor.) FB event here.
THURS 7/26 7pm, Backyard City Life/Vida Urbana Celebration & Fundraiser
Please join members of RISE (Roslindale is for Everyone) Housing Justice Working Group for a backyard celebration and fundraiser in honor of City Life/Vida Urbana’s 45th Anniversary! More info here.
DONATE: Sponsor Boston Delegation to Homes for All Assembly - #RenterPower!
This week, from July 18-22nd, a fierce, committed group of organizers and residents committed to housing justice in their communities are together in Atlanta at the Homes for All National Member Assembly to build #Renterpower! 24 members from eight Boston-based grassroots organizations participated in the Assembly, which aims to build national unity around a 10-year organizing strategy for a vision of housing justice. Donate now to support expenses for Boston-area organizations to send members to the Assembly and help build #Renterpower in Boston when they return! Read more and donate here.
SIGN THE PETITION: Support elderly women renters at Our Lady’s Guild House
Our Lady’s Guild House (OLGH) has operated in the Fenway for more than 60 years as a residence providing affordable housing for women of all ages and income levels. Rents at OLGH have rapidly risen since 2012 to the point that dozens of disabled, older, and low-income women have already been pushed out to make way for short-term residences and AirBNBs aimed at students and young professionals. This tax-exempt charitable organization is engaging in blatant age discrimination and causing unnecessary displacement. Please show that you support these women’s right to remain in their homes by signing here.