MAAPL Hosts Hackathon to Build Online Tools to Fight Foreclosure

The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending is hosting its first Hackathon to develop a new and improved web site and create web forms and other database tools to enable the organization to better respond to the needs and support requests of homeowners facing foreclosure. The David and Goliath Hackathon: Fight Against Predatory Lending will bring together skilled programmers and computer pros with interested volunteers to move these projects forward. Anyone with basic computer skills, word processing experience or programming skills is encouraged to attend.

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 18th from 11-2 pm

Location: Stone Soup Artist Activist Collective and Community Resource Center, 4 King St., Worcester, 01610

Maps:

Open Street Map

Google Map

Participants will help MAAPL build a new web site that will be used to defend Massachusetts families against illegal foreclosure. Participants with word processing skills will help build content for the site by uploading documents or transferring content from the old MAAPL web site. Participants with programming skills will help in the design and creation of  web forms and SQL procedures.

Please email info@masspirates.org or maaplinfo@yahoo.com or call 508-630-1686 to join us!

Your three hours of participation may literally save a family from losing their home.

Sponsored by: The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory LendingWorcester Unemployment Action Group, and the Massachusetts Pirate Party.

About MAAPL

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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