Grace Ross Interviewed on WZBC on the Danger of S1987

On Saturday, January 25th, John Grebe of WZBC radio interviewed MAAPL Coordinator Grace Ross about the threat to Massachusetts homeowners posed by Senate Bill 1987.

S1987 passed the Mass. Senate unanimously on Thursday, and has been submitted to the House of Representatives for a vote. This astonishing vote took place despite the fact that thousands of house foreclosures have been determined void by the Supreme Judicial Court, a ruling that affects homeowners throughout the Commonwealth. If this bill passes the House, homeowners who have been illegally foreclosed upon will only have one year to challenge the foreclosure in court, whereas they previously had 20 years to do so. And homeowners affected by future foreclosures will have only three years to challenge their foreclosure.

Grace Ross appeared on John Grebe’s radio show, Sounds of Dissent on WZBC, to provide an articulate and urgent explanation of the danger of this bill to Massachusetts homeowners and neighborhoods. (download link for iTunes audio file)

The story on the Senate bill begins at 37:27, approximately 60% of the way through the recording. Please listen, and then call your Mass. Representative to urge them to oppose this bill.


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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