Tag Archives: COVID-19

Update: MA State Court Deadlines Postponed Until July 1

MAAPL Coordinator Grace Ross has issued an update to our previous post on  Massachusetts state court cases being postponed. Court case deadlines have been postponed for another month until July 1, 2020 for all non-emergency or lower-priority matters. Today, May … Continue reading

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More Protection from Foreclosure for Fannie/Freddie Mortgagors!

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has extended its moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for those with Fannie and Freddie mortgages through June 30th, 2020. On May 14th, 2020, as per its press release: “…to help borrowers and renters who … Continue reading

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New non-emergency MA Court cases postponed to June 1/July 1

The SJC Court Order for the MA Courts, given the continuing COVID-19 crisis, was posted on Tuesday April 28. The specific orders by each court division have not yet posted, so MAAPL will amend this information once we get the … Continue reading

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VICTORY! Gov. Baker Signs Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions into Law!

In historic legislation signed by the Governor yesterday, we got a blanket Moratorium on foreclosures and all evictions, except where the occupant has committed a criminal act that endangered others. This law appears to be in effect for 120 days, … Continue reading

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Update: Some Banks/Landlords Try to Push Evictions Through District Court

A Bank or Landlord seeking to avoid delay by using District Court instead of Housing Court will not avoid the required delay for prosecuting an eviction case. It has been brought to our attention that entities seeking to evict people … Continue reading

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Clarifying Governor Baker’s remarks of 3/25/2020

Auctions and evictions are still not stopped. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Governor Baker announced that the Massachusetts Division of Banks is telling Massachusetts banks and credit unions to stop all foreclosure auctions for 60 days. Of course, the vast … Continue reading

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National Foreclosure and Eviction News: Updates from MAAPL

Known as of March 17, 2020: Foreclosures and Evictions have NOT stopped nationally… but there’s good news for those with FHA mortgages! (and maybe Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac… ) While Trump did not stop all foreclosures and evictions across … Continue reading

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