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About MAAPL

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

Can you find the forgeries and other fraudulent documents banks are using to take Massachusetts homes?

Massachusetts home foreclosures — still at historic levels! Want some fun? Can you spot the forged signatures on actual mortgage Notes and documents (PDF) that banks are using to foreclose on Massachusetts families? If anyone you know faces foreclosure, it’s … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Another MAAPL Bill Gets a Hearing on 7/23/19

Join MAAPL supporters at the State House for a Hearing on An Act Relative to the Tax Relief of Mortgage Debt (H.2550/S.1719) this Tuesday, July 23rd! Pre-Hearing Lobby Session: 11:00 am Meet Dana Rebeiro, MAAPL Legislation Organizer, between 10:00 and … Continue reading

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MAAPL Call-In Days on July 15-17

Your voice gets results! Call both your State Representative and Senator TODAY, and ask them to tell the Judiciary Committee that they support MAAPL’s Bills. Call Monday-Wednesday, July 15-17 Support these Bills: S964/H3300:  An Act to Establish Foreclosure Review Division of the … Continue reading

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Action Alert – Day of Hearings for MAAPL’s Bills on 7/16/19

It’s Time to Make Your Voice Heard!!! Testify in Support of MAAPL’s Anti-Foreclosure Bills Tuesday, July 16​th Massachusetts State House, Room A1 Beacon Hill, Boston Agenda: Arrive at 10:30am, ​t​hen T​ell your Story to Legislators Press Conference! Hearing: 1:00pm After … Continue reading

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Another Worcester Area Homeowner Breaks: Appeals Oral Argument 7/8/19

The case of Kelly Johnson and Patricia O’Dell from Worcester could be a breakthrough. The Appeals Court Full Panel has this case as a referral from a Single Justice of the Appeals of a Worcester (Central) Housing Court eviction case … Continue reading

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Historic Homeowner Lawsuit Reveals Constitutional Protection from Violations of Rights by a Lower Court (like the CHC) May Essentially No Longer Exist

For immediate release, May 14, 2019            Contact: WAFT, 508-614-9238 “We have a Massachusetts Constitutional right that may no longer be enforceable” explains Debra McCarthy, one of the 46 homeowners/petitioners who, collectively, have 2 cases before the Massachusetts Supreme … Continue reading

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NOTICE: Pre-Auction Clinic Holiday Schedule

MAAPL’s pre-auction clinics are having hugely effective results in getting auctions postponed and even cancelled. In the process, we are turning up evidence of criminal actions by the banks! Normally, our clinics are every Monday night from 6 – 8 … Continue reading

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Breaking News: SJC to Hear Homeowner Pleas to Stop Worcester Housing Court Injustice

Note: This hearing will be livestreamed at https://www.suffolk.edu/sjc/ Please join us in viewing this historic moment. On 12/6/2018, Homeowners/Tenants Argue at Supreme Judicial Court for End to Injustice and Bullying by Worcester Housing Court in Eviction Cases After Illegal Forelcosure … Continue reading

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Join us on Tuesday, 10/16/18 for the MAAPL Annual Meeting!

The MAAPL Steering Committee invites you to the 2018 MAAPL Annual Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday Evening, October 16, 2018, 5:00pm-7:00pm Location: Boston ABCD, 178 Tremont St., Boston, MA MBTA and parking accessible Light refreshments served Call-in number will be … Continue reading

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Press Release: Wrongly Foreclosed Petition to Not ALSO be Stripped of Right to Appeal

Contact: Debra McCarthy, 508-723-5364; Grace Ross, 617-291-5591 For immediate release: September 25, 2018 Today, September 25, 2018, twenty-one self-represented defendants fighting against the illegal foreclosure of their homes completed the filing and service of a petition to the Massachusetts Supreme … Continue reading

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