MAAPL and NAACP Present Illegal Foreclosure Workshops

WAFTactionMay 2015 Illegal Foreclosure Workshops in New Bedford and Worcester, with MAAPL and NAACP

NEW: Brockton, MA workshop has been rescheduled for June 13th!

UPDATE: New workshops are being added to our schedule! See below for new locations and dates!

  • If you are in foreclosure, DON’T LEAVE!
  • If you are the homeowner, your legal right to stay does not end with foreclosure!
  • If you are a tenant in pre-foreclosure, you have the right to stay post-foreclosure for at least a few months, and maybe MUCH longer.

Subprime mortgages and wildly overpriced homes laid the groundwork for the largest wealth grab from people of color since slavery!  It is still going on today, with people who are diligently paying overpriced subprime mortgages to avoid foreclosure.

Want to understand how this happened?
Know anyone who was foreclosed?
Know anyone fighting to save their home from foreclosure?
Know anyone still paying on a greatly overpriced subprime mortgage?

If your answer to any of these questions is “Yes”, come to one of these informative workshops with the NAACP and the Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL)!

May 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.
NAACP Building
95 Cedar Street, New Bedford, MA
Presented by NAACP of New Bedford and MAAPL
Download a flyer for this workshop (PDF)

May 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.
YWCA
1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA
Presented by Worcester NAACP and MAAPL
Download a flyer for this workshop (PDF)

June 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. (Rescheduled from May 30th)
Messiah Baptist Church
80 Legion Parkway, Brockton, MA
Presented by Brockton Chapter NAACP and MAAPL
Download a flyer for this workshop (PDF)

Bring your stories, your sense of justice, and if you are dealing with a subprime mortgage, or have been through an illegal foreclosure, bring all the legal paperwork you can put your hands on and plan to stay late.

Subprime mortgages (often referred to as “mud people” or “ghetto” loans) were targeted at communities of people of color and female heads of household.  Between 2005 and 2009, the vast majority of subprime foreclosures happened.  The median wealth lost in African American communities between 2005 and 2009 was 53%–more than half the wealth.  In Latino households, 66% of the wealth was taken.  In Asian households, 54%.

It’s time for us to come together, learn our rights and turn the tide on the injustice of foreclosures and predatory mortgages!

For more information about the New Bedford workshop, contact Bruce Rose (508) 728-8189, or Grace Ross at the Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending at 508-630-1686.

For more information about the Worcester workshop, contact the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team at 508-614-9238, or Grace Ross at the Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending at 508-630-1686.

For more information about the Brockton workshop, contact Sharon Little, Brockton Chapter NAACP, at 774-360-5536, or Grace Ross at the Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending, 508-630-1686.

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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