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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

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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Exposed! Worcester Housing Court Favors Banks Over Foreclosed Homeowners and Tenants

On July 19, 2018, members of the Worcester Anti Foreclosure Team (WAFT) served the Worcester Housing Court shocking evidence of the widespread practice of its Judges accepting ex parte (secret) communications from attorneys of the foreclosing banks, securitized trusts, and some third … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Special Evening with MAAPL on June 28th

This special evening brings us — anti-foreclosure activists and activist investors — together. Homeowners – Tell of the banks’ illegal taking of your homes, the destruction of your property… and impacts on your lives! Investors – Hear the real stories … Continue reading

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Rally and Press Conference at Worcester County Courthouse on 3/12

Wronged Homeowners to Submit Video Proof of Criminal Fraud by Mega-Banks to Worcester District Attorney Worcester, March 12, 2018, 12:30 pm – Rally and Press Conference in front of Worcester County Courthouse, 225 Main St by homeowner-members and supporters of … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Help Move MAAPL’s Bills Forward—Call Your Legislator Today!

Your voice gets results! Call your State Representative and Senator, and ask them to Report MAAPL’s Bills Out of Committee before February 7th! Why? After the 7th, any bill still in committee goes nowhere! For more information on the bills … Continue reading

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Action Alert: MAAPL Legislative Call-In Day Tuesday, Jan. 16th!

Your voice gets results! Call both  your Representative & Senator at the State House.  Ask them to support MAAPL’s Resolution Trust Fund & Mediation Alternative to Foreclosure bills: H3676 & S500/H550. Here’s what you do: Don’t know who your state Representative/Senator are? Go … Continue reading

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