Action Alert: Hearing for 5 MAAPL Bills on Tuesday, May 12th!

ForeclosureprotestCome One; Come All! Make your presence felt and get the Massachusetts foreclosure laws changed!

The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on five of MAAPL’s anti-foreclosure bills this Tuesday afternoon, as well as the NEW version of the BAD bill (was S1987, now S882). We need you and all your friends at the State House to show your support for Massachusetts homeowners!

Download and Share this flyer for the hearing–help us
spread the word

Date/Time: THIS TUESDAY, May 12th, at 1:00 pm
Location: State House, Room A-2

  • Want homeowners to be able to rent their house post-foreclosure?
  • Want one Court with judges who actually want to review foreclosures?
  • Want parties claiming to have your mortgage in the registry to really have it? To have to record assignments and foreclosures in a timely manner?
  • Want cities and towns to be able require certification and cash bonds from foreclosing entities?
  • Want judicial foreclosure?

Show your support for MAAPL’s Bills at this hearing!

Here are the Fact Sheets for each of MAAPL’s bills that will be discussed at this hearing, as well as an overview of all of the bills MAAPL filed for this legislative session:

2015 MAAPL Legislation Fact Sheet (DOC | PDF)

Preventing Unnecessary Vacancies Fact Sheet (DOC | PDF)

Foreclosure Review Court Fact Sheet (DOC | PDF)

Judicial Foreclosure Fact Sheet (DOC | PDF)

Vacant, Foreclosing and Foreclosed Property Fact Sheet (DOC | PDF)

Reliable Land Title Fact Sheet (DOC | PDF)

IMPORTANT: We also need to say NO to stripping homeowners right to sue to regain their home post-foreclosure! Make it clear to your state legislators that bill S882–the new incarnation of bill S1987, which MAAPL and its supporters defeated in the last session–is bad for Massachusetts and unfair to homeowners!

If you’d like to testify in favor of MAAPL’s bills or against S882, please contact Grace C. Ross (617-291-5591) or e-mail as soon as possible to let us know you’ll be attending and submitting your testimony. Your testimony can be written or oral. You’re also welcome to attend the hearing to support the bills without testifying.

Join Us At The State House!
Together We Can Make a Real Difference!


For more information, contact Grace C. Ross at 617-291-5591 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
This entry was posted in Current News, For Your Information, Take Action! and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Action Alert: Hearing for 5 MAAPL Bills on Tuesday, May 12th!

  1. Pingback: UPDATE: Press Conference Tomorrow, May 12th, at Noon at State House! | MAAPL – The Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending

Comments are closed.