What Does a 323% Increase in Foreclosures Look Like?

Massachusetts is experiencing a startling increase in foreclosures–a whopping 323% rise in the foreclosure rate in the past year! What does that look like in your county? Click on the links below to view maps showing the November and December 2014 auctions and petitions to foreclose (the first step in the MA foreclosure process) for each county:

Barnstable County

Berkshire County

Dukes County

Essex County

Franklin County

Hampden County

Hampshire County

Middlesex County

Norfolk County

Plymouth County

Suffolk County

Worcester County: Auctions | Petitions

Worcester County has been hit so hard that we needed two separate maps to show all the auctions and petitions clearly!

Concerned about this precipitous rise in foreclosure activity? You can help by urging your State Representative to sign on as a co-sponsor of MAAPL’s priority bills for this legislative session. Please call today, and help us protect Massachusetts homeowners from illegal and unnecessary foreclosures!


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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