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MAAPL/WAFT Clinics Open to All Facing Foreclosure
MAAPL and The Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT), a MAAPL member group, gather every Monday night from 6-8 pm for pre-auction clinics, now happening online via Zoom.For anyone who is pre-Foreclosure Auction, this is your chance to learn your case and start filing things to potentially forever stave off a foreclosure.Please join us via Zoom on Monday nights from 6-8pm. Click this link to join the meeting.
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MAAPL recommends the following recent articles highlighting the dramatically decreased levels of Black homeownership in the wake of the financial crisis, as well as the impact of mortgage discrimination on Black homebuyers. Black homeownership rates haven’t changed much in the … Continue reading
MAAPL Coordinator Grace Ross has issued an update to our previous post on Massachusetts state court cases being postponed. Court case deadlines have been postponed for another month until July 1, 2020 for all non-emergency or lower-priority matters. Today, May … Continue reading
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has extended its moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for those with Fannie and Freddie mortgages through June 30th, 2020. On May 14th, 2020, as per its press release: “…to help borrowers and renters who … Continue reading
The SJC Court Order for the MA Courts, given the continuing COVID-19 crisis, was posted on Tuesday April 28. The specific orders by each court division have not yet posted, so MAAPL will amend this information once we get the … Continue reading
In historic legislation signed by the Governor yesterday, we got a blanket Moratorium on foreclosures and all evictions, except where the occupant has committed a criminal act that endangered others. This law appears to be in effect for 120 days, … Continue reading
PLEASE REPOST EVERYWHERE! Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending www.maapl.info MAAPL: 3 Calls NOW! Monday, April 7th Massachusetts Senate must Correct AND Pass the Emergency Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions Bill Your voice gets results! Call your state Senator TODAY! Ask … Continue reading
A Bank or Landlord seeking to avoid delay by using District Court instead of Housing Court will not avoid the required delay for prosecuting an eviction case. It has been brought to our attention that entities seeking to evict people … Continue reading
Auctions and evictions are still not stopped. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Governor Baker announced that the Massachusetts Division of Banks is telling Massachusetts banks and credit unions to stop all foreclosure auctions for 60 days. Of course, the vast … Continue reading
PLEASE RE-POST WIDELY Friends, Until there is an actual, specific announcement for the state of MA that foreclosures and evictions have been halted, please share the following information as broadly as possible: Forcible eviction in MA can only occur based … Continue reading
Known as of March 17, 2020: Foreclosures and Evictions have NOT stopped nationally… but there’s good news for those with FHA mortgages! (and maybe Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac… ) While Trump did not stop all foreclosures and evictions across … Continue reading