MAAPL Hosts Free December Foreclosure Defense Clinics

NOTE: More clinics are planned throughout December—please check this post frequently for additional clinic dates and locations!

The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is hosting a series of free legal clinics across Massachusetts in December for homeowners who were foreclosed in 2014 or earlier. These clinics will help homeowners to complete the paperwork necessary to file an affidavit with the Registry of Deeds and understand the recording process. Homeowners who are facing foreclosure are also welcome to attend.

Foreclosed homeowners face a deadline on Friday, December 30th, 2016 to file paperwork to preserve their right to regain their home, so please help spread the word by sharing this post so more homeowners can take advantage of these clinics!

The following clinics have been scheduled:

  • Thursday, December 15th, 2:00-5:00 pm – Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    HSI Trust, 70 James St., Worcester, MA
  • Saturday, December 17th, 10:30 am-12:30 pm – Plymouth Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. Plymouth, MA
  • Monday, December 19th, 2:00-5:00 pm – Greenfield Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Rep. Paul Mark’s office, Greenfield Community College, 270 Main St., Greenfield, MA
  • Tuesday, December 20th, 5:30-7:30 pm – Athol Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Athol Public Library, 568 Main Street, Athol, MA
  • Thursday, December 22, 5:00-7:30 pm – Springfield Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Spring of Hope Church, 35 Alden St. Springfield, MA
  • Tuesday, December 27th, 9:30 am-12:00 noon – Lowell Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    WUMB Studio, 1 University Ave, Lowell, MA
  • Tuesday, December 27th, 2:00-5:00 pm – Roxbury Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA
  • Tuesday, December 27th, 5:00-9:00 pm – Somerville Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
  • Wednesday, December 28th, 5:00-9:00 pm – New Bedford Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Coalition for Social Justice, 105 Williams St. New Bedford, MA
  • Thursday, December 29th, 5:00-8:00 pm – Lynn Anti-Foreclosure Clinic
    Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street, Lynn, MA

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at Please check back for additional information on translation services for non-English speakers at each clinic. This information will be added to each clinic listing as it becomes available.

Additional clinics will be posted here as they are scheduled, so please bookmark this post and keep checking back for updated information. For more information, and to offer help in reaching more foreclosed homeowners, contact Grace Ross at


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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