Category Archives: Current News

News stories, updates, and other current information about MAAPL and its member organizations, and various public actions against the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts.

MAAPL Introduces Anti-Foreclosure Legislation for 2017

Anti-foreclosure activists celebrate the filing of nine pieces of legislation by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL), which together offer a comprehensive resolution to the continuing rate of foreclosures, year after year, and their ever-increasing cumulative impact on the more »

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MAAPL Releases PSA About 12/30/16 Deadline to File

UPDATE: Feb. 23, 2017 is expected NEW deadline to file at the Registry of Deeds. If your home was foreclosed on before 2014, and you want to get your home back—or receive FULL restitution—you need to file an Affidavit at more »

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Free Foreclosure Defense Clinic on Sunday, Nov. 20th

Mira traduccion abajo… Ever had a foreclosure on your home in Massachusetts? You have 20 years to fight, and you have an opportunity this Sunday to preserve those 20 years! Learn the new developments in winning your home back (or more »

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Grace Ross Receives NAACP Award, Starts Fundraising Drive

MAAPL is deeply pleased to announce that the New England Area Conference of the NAACP is awarding Grace Ross–our able coordinator–their highest honor: the Chaney Goodman Schwerner Award for lifelong achievement! The NAACP didn’t just select Grace for her long-term, unyielding commitment to more »

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AG’s Office Rejects Voter Referendum to Overturn Foreclosure Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has turned down a “Ten Voter” petition to put the legislature’s hurriedly passed Chapter 141 of the acts of 2015, “An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties,” on the ballot as a voter referendum. Healey more »

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URGENT! Call Now to Stop S.2057!

We’ve just learned that Senate Bill 2057, the re-numbered S.2015 that we’ve been fighting against, has been voted on and  passed in both House and Senate. It moves now to the Governor to make a decision to sign or veto more »

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Foreclosures Up in MA, 61% Increase From Last Year

The Boston Globe has reported that foreclosure starts in Massachusetts in September, 2015 have increased 61% from the figure reported in the same month last year. According to the Warren Group, a Boston real estate publisher, the rise in foreclosure more »

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MAAPL and NAACP Present Illegal Foreclosure Workshops

May 2015 Illegal Foreclosure Workshops in New Bedford and Worcester, with MAAPL and NAACP NEW: Brockton, MA workshop has been rescheduled for June 13th! UPDATE: New workshops are being added to our schedule! See below for new locations and dates! more »

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Action Alert: Hearing for 5 MAAPL Bills on Tuesday, May 12th!

Come One; Come All! Make your presence felt and get the Massachusetts foreclosure laws changed! The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on five of MAAPL’s anti-foreclosure bills this Tuesday afternoon, as well as the NEW version of the more »

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Action Alert! MAAPL Bills Need Co-Sponsors–Contact Your Legislators Today!

5:00pm this Monday, February 2nd, is the NEW deadline for our State Representatives to sign on as co-sponsors of bills. MAAPL has three Priority (and 9 total) pro-people, anti-foreclosure bills, and we need legislator co-sponsors for them all! TODAY–Thursday, Jan. 29th–is our CALL-IN DAY! Please more »

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