Category Archives: Current News

News stories, updates, and other current information about MAAPL and its member organizations, and various public actions against the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts.

Press Release: Alton King Returns Home

On Friday, November 18, 2022, Alton King, a Black senior with a disability who had been wrongfully evicted from his Longmeadow, MA home, returned to his house for the first time in over a month. King said in a statement … Continue reading

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Press Release: NEAC of NAACP Files Amicus Brief in Alton King Case

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the New England Area Conference (NEAC) of the NAACP released a statement to the media regarding its filing of an amicus brief in the Supreme Judicial Court case Bank of New York Mellon as Trustee … Continue reading

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MA Homeowners Forge a Milestone Victory at Supreme Judicial Court!

On Friday, July 29, 2022, MAAPL released a statement to the media marking and celebrating a breakthrough legal decision that was handed down on July 22, 2022 by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. On that date, the Court affirmed in … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Sign the MAAPL Petition to Extend the Eviction Moratorium

The CDC’s federal moratorium on evictions is scheduled to expire in just a couple of days on July 31, 2021. If this happens, thousands of families and individuals will lose their housing even while COVID-19 rates continue to rise. People … Continue reading

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Give Today: Crowdfund MAAPL Through Grassroots Funding Week!

Please help us celebrate your past involvement with MAAPL and all of the work you have helped us accomplish! Good news: MAAPL recently received a Community Organizing Grant from the Peace Development Fund! And they’re providing a great crowdfunding opportunity … Continue reading

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URGENT: Call Your State Legislators TODAY to Pass the Housing Stability Act!

MAAPL Call-In NOW to State Legislators Monday, July 27th, 2020 Add Crucial Language and Pass the Legislature’s Emergency Housing Stability Act! Your voice gets results! Call your state Representative and Senator, and ask them to get critical changes into the … Continue reading

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URGENT: Sign MAAPL’s Petition to Reverse the Alton King Decision!

Over 1,600 people have signed MAAPL’s petition to  reverse the SJC’s Bank of NY Mellon, as Trustee vs. Alton King decision—we need thousands to stand up against this injustice! Please share this widely and sign today! A truly reprehensible decision … Continue reading

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MAAPL and BOWH File Amicus Brief in “Alton King” Reconsideration Case

On July 14, 2020, MAAPL and Bring Our Wealth Home! (BOWH) submitted an amicus brief in the reconsideration case Bank of New York Mellon… v. Alton King Jr. and Terri A. Mayes-King. This case, recently decided by the MA Supreme … Continue reading

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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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