Action Alert: Join MAAPL on 5/9/23 for a Press Conference and Hearings on Bills to Protect Massachusetts Homeowners

Please join MAAPL on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 for a press conference and Judiciary Committee hearing on four important bills protecting Massachusetts homeowners.

Download the Press Advisory here ( PDF )

PRESS CONFERENCE: Twenty years into the harm from the historic, greed-driven housing bubble, Massachusetts residents return to the Legislature to call for justice

Date:  Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Press conference:  11:00 AM

Location:  Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin Street, Boston MA 02108

Or join us via Zoom:

Testimony: 1-5pm at Judiciary Committee Hearing, Room A-2, Massachusetts State House.

Bills being heard:

  • H1689, S1043 An Act Protecting Titles to Real Estate in Massachusetts
    Sponsors: Rep. Frank A. Moran, Sen. Paul W. Mark
  • S1017 An Act Establishing a Foreclosure Review Division
    Sponsor: Sen. Edward J. Kennedy
  • H1410, S994 An Act Preventing unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes
    Sponsors: Rep. Peter Capano, Sen. Adam Gomez
  • S912 An Act to amend the foreclosure statute to require judicial foreclosure
    Sponsor: Sen. Michael D. Brady

Testimony: By homeowners across the state by Zoom and in person; possibly researchers as well.

For more information about these events, please contact Grace Ross – MAAPL Coordinator, (617) 291-5591


The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is a coalition of over 60 housing counseling agencies, legal services groups, social service agencies, and community-based social action groups that have joined together to address the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts. MAAPL collects and distributes timely information on the foreclosure crisis and its effects to the public and to its member groups, drafts and supports legislation that provides important protections to homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure and eviction, documents the impact of the foreclosure crisis on local communities, networks with related organizations throughout the Commonwealth, and provides tools and information to help people navigate the legal system and advocate on their own behalf more effectively when challenging a foreclosure or eviction in court
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