Local Resources for Homeowners

Local Advocacy and Organizing Meetings

Everywhere in MA – MAAPL Info Calls will happen every Sunday at 5:00 pm until further notice. To join the next call, dial 515-739-1220 to join the call, and use the code 794420 when prompted.

Boston area – Bank Tenant’s Association, City Life/Vida Urbana
Tuesdays: 6:30pm – 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Worcester area – Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team
The Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT), a MAAPL member group, meets every Monday night 6-8pm for pre-auction, “Moratorium Now!” meetings at WAFT’s office, 70 James St., Suite 129B Worcester, MA. These meetings are a good complement to the MAAPL Info Calls, and are open to anyone in MA facing foreclosure.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays: 6-8pm at 70 James St., Suite #129B, Worcester, MA.
Spanish-English interpreting provided.
Call 508-614-9238 or email WorcesterAntiForeclosureTeam@gmail.com

Lynn – Lynn United for Change http://www.LynnUnitedforChange.com

Chelsea – Chelsea Collaborative 2nd Wednesday every month: 6-8pm at 318 Broadway, Chelsea
Pizza and Spanish-English interpreting provided.
Call Eliza at 617-889-6080 x. 112, or write to elizap@chelseacollab.org for details or questions.

East Boston & North Shore – North Side Bank Tenant Association
Every Wednesday: 6-8pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 28 Paris St., E. Boston
Call (857) 203-2393 for info. Spanish interpreting available.

Springfield – Springfield Bank Tenant Association, No One Leaves Coalition
Tuesdays: 6-8 PM at 322 Main Street, Springfield (HAP Housing Building).
See www.springfieldnooneleaves.org for more information


Agencies

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center – especially for tenants and former homeowners post-foreclosure. Tell them you are calling as a resident in a foreclosed building.
Web site is at http://www.larcma.org/
Hotline (for brief advice and referrals): 617-603-1700 or 1-800-342-LAWS
Hours of operation are Mon., Tue., Thurs, Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
On Tuesdays, the hotline is open from 5:00 p.m.to 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, phone lines are open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

City of Boston Home Center: 617-635-HOME (4663)

HOPE Line 24/7: 888-995-HOPE (4673)

HUD Counseling (for locations outside of Boston): 800-569-4287