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Recently, MAAPL Coordinator Grace Ross appeared with guests on the Thinking Out Loud show on the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation station, Lowell’s community media center. Two of these shows focus on the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts. In the first show, Grace … Continue reading
On Saturday, September 19th, thousands of Democratic Party delegates to the 2015 State Party Convention in Springfield, MA passed a resolution for “A Court to Clear Title and Remedy Foreclosures in This Ongoing Crisis”. “We had an overwhelming, positive support … Continue reading
On Thursday, September 17th, the MA Senate voted on S1981, a bill that would restrict homeowners to 1 year (down from 20 years) to sue in order to regain their home after illegal foreclosure. The final Senate vote was 7 … Continue reading
On Tuesday, June 30th, homeowners from communities across Massachusetts descended upon the statehouse to testify in support of three key foreclosure-related bills. MAAPL member organizations, including Lynn United for Change, Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team, Springfield No One Leaves and City Life/Vida Urbana, as … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
MAAPL invites you to join us for our victory rally, speakout and press conference at the State House on Beacon Hill in Boston to celebrate the defeat of S1987! Date/Time: 12:30 pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Location: State House … Continue reading
PLEASE SHARE AND RE-POST WIDELY Friends, On the afternoon of Monday, August 11th, Governor Patrick sent the Legislature an “amended” version of S1987 that he knows they won’t accept. In order for them to make S1987 a law, the legislature … Continue reading
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! … Continue reading
Lynn, Massachusetts implements strongest homeowner (and neighborhood and local bank) protections in face of foreclosures in the U.S. On June 17th, 2013, the City of Lynn, Massachusetts instituted the strongest municipal protections against the negative impacts of the foreclosure crisis … Continue reading
Settlement Banks Continue Endemic Violations of Massachusetts Law; New study documents violations – foreclosure victims call for immediate action! May 28, 2012 – “With over 50,000 foreclosures and counting since this key state law became a requirement before any residential … Continue reading