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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

Clarifying Governor Baker’s remarks of 3/25/2020

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

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Action Alert: Evictions in MA Are Still Happening, But You Can Help Stop Them!

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

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National Foreclosure and Eviction News: Updates from MAAPL

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

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Urgent: Call Today to Halt Evictions in MA During Coronavirus Crisis!

MAAPL Call-In NOW!: March 16th (or as soon as you do it!) Halt Foreclosures & Evictions during COVID-19 Emergency  Your voice gets results! Call your state Representative & Senator. Ask each to support HD.4935 & Halt foreclosures & evictions during … Continue reading

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Action Alert: MAAPL Legislative Call-In Day This Friday, 1/31/2020!

UPDATE: Keep calling your State Legislators! Monday, Feb. 3rd is Call-In Day #2. Make another call today—Your Voice Gets Results! PLEASE RE-POST THIS MESSAGE BROADLY: EMAIL, FACEBOOK, TWITTER — when we pour calls into the State House it has real … Continue reading

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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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