Welcome to the online home of the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL). Here you will find information about us and our work, including

  • Timely information about current events related to the fight against fraudulent and predatory mortgage lending practices and our members’ efforts to help Massachusetts residents keep their homes
  • Legislation currently before the Mass. General Court that provides important protections to homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure and eviction
  • Information about the foreclosure crisis and its impact on Massachusetts residents and the economy, and resources for getting help if you are facing foreclosure or eviction and for community organizers working on issues related to the foreclosure crisis

How Can I Help?

By following us on Twitter, Liking our Facebook page, and bookmarking or subscribing to this Web site, you can keep up with the latest information on public hearings, protests, press conferences, and other actions related to foreclosures and fraudulent mortgage lending practices throughout Massachusetts. We encourage you to participate in these events and let your voice be heard. Together, we can stem the tide of the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts!

Share Your Story!

We need your stories to help us put a human face on the foreclosure crisis and the impact of predatory and fraudulent mortgage lending practices. Please download and print this form to share your story with us or to help a friend or neighbor tell their story.

Become a MAAPL Member Organization or Supporter

Would you like to get your organization involved in MAAPL’s work against predatory mortgage lending practices and preventing needless foreclosures and evictions in Massachusetts? It’s easy–just download, complete and return this sign-up form.


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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