Action Alert: Hearing on MAAPL Bills Scheduled for 6/19

Two of the four bills that MAAPL introduced in the 2013 MA legislative session are coming up for a hearing before the Joint Committee on Judiciary at the State House on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm in Hearing Room A-1. Please come out to show your support for these bills at the hearing!

The two bills, Preventing Unnecessary Vacancies in Foreclosed Homes (S728/H1596) and An Act to Amend the Foreclosure Statute to Require Judicial Foreclosure (S753/H1617), and their associated MAAPL Fact Sheets are posted on the MAAPL Web site.

If you’d like to testify in favor of either or both of these bills, 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. You’re also welcome to attend the hearing to support the bills without testifying.


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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