MAAPL and BOWH File Amicus Brief in “Alton King” Reconsideration Case

On July 14, 2020, MAAPL and Bring Our Wealth Home! (BOWH) submitted an amicus brief in the reconsideration case Bank of New York Mellon… v. Alton King Jr. and Terri A. Mayes-King.

This case, recently decided by the MA Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), strips homeowners who have been declared “foreclosed” of their constitutional rights. MAAPL and BOWH have been working to get this disastrous decision rescinded since the SJC ruling was handed down.

Download and read the amicus brief ( PDF ) by BOWH co-chairs Dawn Duncan and Zakiya Alake.

You can learn more about the Alton King case and our analysis of the consequences of the SJC’s ruling in MAAPL’s recent Action Alert.


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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