MA Dems Pass Resolution Supporting Foreclosure Review Court
On Saturday, September 19th, thousands of Democratic Party delegates to the 2015 State Party Convention in Springfield, MA passed a resolution for “A Court to Clear Title and Remedy Foreclosures in This Ongoing Crisis”.
“We had an overwhelming, positive support from Democrats – garnering 280 petition signatures and then sharing the resolution with Convention participants,” explained Bonnie MacCracken, Delegate from Amherst, NAACP member, and a title examiner.
The resolution in support of S871, An Act to Establish Foreclosure Review Division of the Superior Court, was passed unanimously by the assembled Delegates.
Download MAAPL’s press release on the vote ( PDF ).
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