This page contains Massachusetts municipal and county housing/foreclosure data, and pending or passed municipal actions and ordinances.
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Actions and Ordinances
Submit these petitions and ordinances to your local government! Your group or organization is encouraged to insert the name of your city/town into these sample petitions and ordinances and seek to have them passed by your local city council or acting governing body. These documents are provided as Microsoft Word files (DOC) for easy customizing to reflect your location and specific situation.
Note: MAAPL periodically revises ordinance language to reflect the experiences of people who have submitted these ordinance documents in their cities and towns. Please contact MAAPL to receive the latest language and strategies for ordinance passage.
- Municipal Foreclosure Repair Ordinance ( DOC ) and Fact Sheet ( DOC )
Note: These two documents are password-protected. Please contact MAAPL to request access to these documents.
This is a two part (separable) municipal ordinance; the first part of the ordinance provides a pre-foreclosure mandatory mediation program for owner-occupied properties; the second part is an ordinance that requires foreclosing lenders to maintain properties and provide a refundable $10K cash bond to cover costs.
- Foreclosure Moratorium Petition ( DOC )
- Judicial Foreclosure Petition ( DOC )
- Tenant Protection Petition ( DOC )
Letters From Municipal Leaders
- Letter from Fitchburg mayor
- Letter from Somerville mayor
- Letter from Springfield mayor
- Letter from Worcester city manager
Massachusetts city foreclosure data as of May 2008 in PDF format. PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click on any city/town name to download a data sheet.
Property sales data as of May 2008 in PDF format. PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click on any county name to download a data sheet.