URGENT: Call NOW Through Sunday Night About Bill #H4553

House Bill 4553, sponsored by Rep. Tosado, is at risk of being shut down before it leaves the Legislature’s Housing Committee.  We need you to take action NOW to keep the bill moving!
First, call State Rep. Kevin Honan, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing at 617-722-2470 and tell him:
“Hi! My name is ______ and I live in ______. Bill #H4553: An Act to minimize foreclosures and their harm is one sentence that allows municipalities to exert their traditional health and safety powers.  Massachusetts is facing 5,000-10,000 foreclosures this Fall. Municipalities must to be able to act before the legislature comes back in session in January.”
Second, call the Speaker of the House:  617-722-2500 and tell him:
“Hi! My name is ______ and I live in ______. Bill #H4553: An Act to minimize foreclosures and their harm is one sentence that allows municipalities to exert their traditional health and safety powers.  Massachusetts is facing 5,000-10,000 foreclosures this Fall. Municipalities must to be able to act before the legislature comes back in session in January.”
Then call your State Representative if you haven’t already done so, and tell them:
“Hi! My name is ______ and I live in ______. Bill #H4553: An Act to minimize foreclosures and their harm is one sentence that allows municipalities to exert their traditional health and safety powers.  Massachusetts is facing 5,000-10,000 foreclosures this Fall. Municipalities must to be able to act before the legislature comes back in session in January.”
If you know your Representative, call 617-722-2000 and ask to be connected to your Representative’s office.
Don’t know who your State Representative is? Go to www.WhereDoIVoteMA.com and enter your mailing address to find your elected representatives. Click your State Representative’s name to view their contact information.
 
Thanks for making your calls TODAY! And please share this Action Alert with your networks—The more people who call in support of H4553, the better!

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

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