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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

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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Fighting Massachusetts SJC Travesty-of-a-Decision Against Alton King Continues!

Please continue signing and sharing widely our petition to the SJC! The SJC clerk gets an update every 24 hours of new signatures on the petition, so this is a very visible public display of pressure, and thousands of signatures … Continue reading

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Great News: Governor Baker Extends Foreclosure/Eviction Moratorium

Governor Baker has extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures for another two months until October 17, 2020! The bill that MAAPL worked to pass at the end of April allowed the Governor to extend the moratorium by executive order. … Continue reading

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URGENT: Call Your State Legislators TODAY to Pass the Housing Stability Act!

MAAPL Call-In NOW to State Legislators Monday, July 27th, 2020 Add Crucial Language and Pass the Legislature’s Emergency Housing Stability Act! Your voice gets results! Call your state Representative and Senator, and ask them to get critical changes into the … Continue reading

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URGENT: Sign MAAPL’s Petition to Reverse the Alton King Decision!

Over 1,600 people have signed MAAPL’s petition to  reverse the SJC’s Bank of NY Mellon, as Trustee vs. Alton King decision—we need thousands to stand up against this injustice! Please share this widely and sign today! A truly reprehensible decision … Continue reading

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MAAPL and BOWH File Amicus Brief in “Alton King” Reconsideration Case

On July 14, 2020, MAAPL and Bring Our Wealth Home! (BOWH) submitted an amicus brief in the reconsideration case Bank of New York Mellon… v. Alton King Jr. and Terri A. Mayes-King. This case, recently decided by the MA Supreme … Continue reading

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Action Alert: SJC Erases Constitutional Rights of MA Homeowners—We Must Fight Back!

In a Reversal of Its Entire History, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has used its power to erase an entire sector of our state’s residents from protection under our constitution: homeowners who have been declared “foreclosed” even though every … Continue reading

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