Action Alert: MAAPL Bill Hearing on June 30, 2015

The State House is Listening:
Come and Tell Them Our Anti-Foreclosure Needs!


The IRS stopped, but Mass Dept. of Revenue still taxes homeowners on the “savings” when your debt gets erased by foreclosure! Stop Homeowners Being Taxed for Foreclosure “Profits”!

Have a story? Help us end this additional injustice!

Download the flyer for these Hearings and help us spread the word!

Bill: Tax Relief of Mortgage Debt, S1464/H2607
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Revenue Committee, Hearing Room B-1
MA Should Make the Bank Sit Down with You!

Pre-Foreclosure Mediation in CT means 91% of Participating Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure!

Our Pre-Foreclosure Mediation bill requires banks send an authorized representative to meet with you and a neutral facilitator face-to-face. The bank must give you an affordable loan modification if they show they lose more money foreclosing than modifying!

Bills: Facilitating Alternative to Foreclosure/Mediation, S482/H888
Act Clarifying Municipal Authority, S41
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Financial Services Committee, Hearing Room A-2
Cities/Towns Must Continue to Protect Us from Foreclosure Damage!

For more than 5 years, Worcester has made banks put $5,000 down for each home they start foreclosing. Lynn ran a very successful pre-foreclosure mediation program for months and made the banks rent to homeowners “post”-foreclosure. Springfield and Lawrence are ready. Other Cities/Towns want to pass protections for their residents too.

We need you on Tuesday, June 30th! We need lawyers to explain our bills, we need people with real stories, we need municipal officials to explain our municipal ordinances AND we need advocates to give the overview of what they have seen.

Please Join All of Us Fighting the Injustice of Predatory Lending and Foreclosure!

Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending 508-630-1686 or


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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