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.Photo of MA State House

Here’s what you do:

Don’t know who your state Representative/Senator are? Go to; type in your address. It will list your elected officials. Click their name to see their phone numbers.

What do I say?

“Hello, my name is ____. I live in [name of your town].

I’m calling to ask you to support H3676 to Establish a Resolution Trust Fund for Receipt of Reasonable Mortgage Payments and also S500/H550 for mediation for loan modification to avoid foreclosure. Please: Contact Rep. Michlewitz or Senator Eldridge and ask the Financial Services Committee to report these bills out favorably. 

Massachusetts needs a Resolution Trust Fund so homeowners who find out the party billing them has no legal right to payment—have a legal place to make affordable payment.

Free mortgage counseling to get loan modifications is almost gone with loss of federal funding, we need pre-forelcosure mediation now; it has always been the most effective option; it places homeowners on an equal footing with banks. 

Mass. foreclosure auctions continue at almost 500 per month, help thousands avoid foreclosure!

Please, as my Representative,


Please, as my Senator,

Will you ask Financial Services to report H3676 & S500/H550 out favorably? I want to see these bills become law.

Thank you.”

When they have answered you and you have finished the call, please e-mail Grace Ross, MAAPL Coordinator, and tell her who your Representative/Senator is and what they answered: 

MAAPL Factsheet on H3676Establish a Resolution Trust Fund for Receipt of Reasonable Mortgage Payments ( PDF )

MAAPL Factsheet on S500/H550 – Facilitate Alternatives to Foreclosure ( PDF )

Oops: it’s past the 16th and I forgot to call! No problem: call today. Your legislators always need to hear your voice. Call now! Then tell 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
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