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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

Action Alert: Sign the MAAPL Petition to Extend the Eviction Moratorium

The CDC’s federal moratorium on evictions is scheduled to expire in just a couple of days on July 31, 2021. If this happens, thousands of families and individuals will lose their housing even while COVID-19 rates continue to rise. People … Continue reading

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Action Alert: MAAPL Call-In NOW—Extend the National Eviction Moratorium!

MAAPL Call-In NOW! Tuesday, June 22 (Keep calling until June 25th) The CDC must extend the national Eviction Moratorium! Your voice gets results—CALL NOW! Call the CDC — and your Congressional Representative & US Senators! Ask them to extend the … Continue reading

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Give Today: Crowdfund MAAPL Through Grassroots Funding Week!

Please help us celebrate your past involvement with MAAPL and all of the work you have helped us accomplish! Good news: MAAPL recently received a Community Organizing Grant from the Peace Development Fund! And they’re providing a great crowdfunding opportunity … Continue reading

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Join the MAAPL Team! MAAPL Seeks Paralegal/Project Manager

Help support the historic movement of pro se homeowners and tenants fighting illegal foreclosure and eviction in the Massachusetts Court System!  The Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is a nonprofit coalition of 70+ member and endorsing organizations: housing counseling … Continue reading

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Take Action! Nov. 17th MAAPL Call-In Day to the MA Senate

Get Anti-Foreclosure Language in the State Budget! Now is the time to push for Justice! Your voice gets results! Call your state Senator TODAY!   Also call Senate President Karen Spilka (617-722-1500); Senate Ways & Means Chairman Rodrigues (617-722-1114) and … Continue reading

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MAAPL is Hiring an Organizer, Could It Be You?

MAAPL, the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending, is seeking an energetic Statewide Organizer with a strong background in community organizing and legislative lobbying (organizing on anti-foreclosure or housing eviction issues a significant plus) for a temporary position averaging 3⁄4 time; … Continue reading

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MA Moratorium Lifts: A Message from MAAPL

Friends, We continue to fight for the Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures and you should, too. In the meantime, do not panic. Remember: You cannot be evicted without a decision against you from a judge and the court has to … Continue reading

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Keep Up the Fight! Tell Your Legislators to Extend the Moratorium!

Share with everyone you know, re-post everywhere: Facebook, etc… MAAPL friends & members—raise your voice! Demand that the Legislature extend the COVID Emergency Moratorium on foreclosures & evictions. Keep people healthy and safe in their homes, and keep the state’s … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Vote in Boston Globe Poll to Extend the Moratorium!

An article in today’s Boston Globe (September 12, 2020) asks readers an important question: Should Massachusetts extend its eviction moratorium for another year? The article features pro and con opinion pieces from Rep. Mike Connolly, co-lead sponsor of the bill … Continue reading

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Breaking News: CDC Issues Federal Eviction Moratorium for Renters Through the End of 2020

On September 1, 2020, the CDC issued a federal eviction moratorium through Dec. 31, 2020. There are two important caveats: this moratorium only protects against evictions for non-payment of rent and NOT where a state or local moratorium already exists. … Continue reading

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