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 Files New Bills for the 2015 Legislative Session

MAAPL has filed nine new bills on Beacon Hill to protect the rights of Massachusetts homeowners against illegal foreclosures and to reduce the number of foreclosures in the state. These bills now have lead sponsors, and MAAPL is seeking additional more »

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2 Weeks Left to Support MAAPL!

2 weeks — that’s how long we have left to raise the funds needed to do vital work towards ending unnecessary and illegal foreclosures in Massachusetts! In 2015, let’s win justice for homeowners, and start bringing home the billions illegally more »

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Support MAAPL’s First Fundraising Campaign!

The Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) has launched its first online fundraising campaign to fight foreclosures throughout Massachusetts and take back our homes! Visit http://igg.me/at/MAAPL to learn more. As with passing or stopping legislation, it’s the hundreds of calls more »

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Watch MAAPL’s AG Foreclosure Forum Video

Thanks to Democratic Massachusetts attorney general candidates Warren Tolman and Maura Healey; our partners for this Forum: Springfield No One Leaves, Greater Springfield NAACP, ARISE for Social Justice, and OutNow; Alex Richardson, and to everyone who came to Springfield to more »

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AG Candidates in MAAPL Foreclosure Forum this Friday, Sept 5 in Springfield!

The two Massachusetts Democratic Party* candidates for Attorney General have agreed to a Foreclosure Forum with MAAPL and foreclosed families tomorrow at the foreclosed home of Springfield No One Leaves activist, Alex Richardson. Just days before the primary, find out more »

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Urgent! Call Governor Patrick Now–Tell Him to Veto S1987!

Take Action Now! UPDATE: We are asking for a full court press to defeat S1987 now!  We have heard directly from the team responsible for review that it is still in the active process category! Governor Patrick could sign or more »

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S1987 Coming Up for Vote–Call Your State Legislators Today!

Thanks to dogged efforts The House amendment to the damaging S1987 is still in play. A ten year window to sue and get your home back protects homeowners all the way back to the early foreclosures in communities of color more »

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Press Advisory on S1987, in Support of House Version of Bill

Download a version of this Press Advisory in Word format Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending maaplinfo@yahoo.com        www.MAAPL.info For Immediate Release Contact: Grace C Ross, 617-291-5591   Foreclosures Return to Torrential Levels; Activists Commend and Speak Out for House Leaders’ more »

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Mass. Foreclosure Maps by County Show Spike in Petitions, Auctions

The maps linked below show the rise in both petitions (the first step in the foreclosure process) and auctions of foreclosed homes in counties throughout Massachusetts in May and June of 2014. Barnstable, Nantucket, and Dukes Counties Auctions and Petitions more »

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Action Alert! MAAPL Flash Mob Press Conference Monday, July 28th!

Please join MAAPL at the State House on Monday, July 28th! All Out for a MAAPL Flash Mob Press Conference! Maps show Foreclosures on Dramatic Rise across the State–Slamming the Window Shut on the Right to Sue will Hurt Thousands! more »

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