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Join the Next MAAPL Info Call!
Fighting foreclosure (past or present)? Join our next Info Call to learn how to defend your legal rights!
Info Calls will happen every Sunday at 5 pm until further notice.
To join the next call, dial (667) 770-1242, and use the code 9848314 when prompted.
MAAPL/WAFT Clinics Open to All Facing Foreclosure
MAAPL and The Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT), a MAAPL member group, gather every Monday night from 6-8 pm for pre-auction clinics, now happening online via Zoom.For anyone who is pre-Foreclosure Auction, this is your chance to learn your case and start filing things to potentially forever stave off a foreclosure.Please join us via Zoom on Monday nights from 6-8 pm. Click this link to join the meeting.
Meeting ID: 824 8313 2035
Participant code: 304621MAAPL Returning Fighters! Meeting via Zoom
This meeting happens every Thursday from 6-7 pm. Click this link to join the meeting.
The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is a coalition of approximately 70 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.
Join us in the fight against predatory and fraudulent lending practices, help keep families in their homes, and support the passage of bills to protect homeowners and neighborhoods throughout Massachusetts!
Tag Archives: legal defense
Can you find the forgeries and other fraudulent documents banks are using to take Massachusetts homes?
Massachusetts home foreclosures — still at historic levels! Want some fun? Can you spot the forged signatures on actual mortgage Notes and documents (PDF) that banks are using to foreclose on Massachusetts families? If anyone you know faces foreclosure, it’s … Continue reading
Another Worcester Area Homeowner Breaks: Appeals Oral Argument 7/8/19
The case of Kelly Johnson and Patricia O’Dell from Worcester could be a breakthrough. The Appeals Court Full Panel has this case as a referral from a Single Justice of the Appeals of a Worcester (Central) Housing Court eviction case … Continue reading
Breaking News: SJC to Hear Homeowner Pleas to Stop Worcester Housing Court Injustice
Note: This hearing will be livestreamed at https://www.suffolk.edu/sjc/ Please join us in viewing this historic moment. On 12/6/2018, Homeowners/Tenants Argue at Supreme Judicial Court for End to Injustice and Bullying by Worcester Housing Court in Eviction Cases After Illegal Forelcosure … Continue reading
Press Release: Wrongly Foreclosed Petition to Not ALSO be Stripped of Right to Appeal
Contact: Debra McCarthy, 508-723-5364; Grace Ross, 617-291-5591 For immediate release: September 25, 2018 Today, September 25, 2018, twenty-one self-represented defendants fighting against the illegal foreclosure of their homes completed the filing and service of a petition to the Massachusetts Supreme … Continue reading
Exposed! Worcester Housing Court Favors Banks Over Foreclosed Homeowners and Tenants
On July 19, 2018, members of the Worcester Anti Foreclosure Team (WAFT) served the Worcester Housing Court shocking evidence of the widespread practice of its Judges accepting ex parte (secret) communications from attorneys of the foreclosing banks, securitized trusts, and some third … Continue reading
MAAPL Press Conference Friday, 12/23/16
Comunicado de Prensa en Español (PDF) Please join us for a press conference on Friday, December 23rd, where homeowners will speak out about the need to record documents at their Registry of Deeds to preserve their 20 years to challenge … Continue reading
MAAPL Hosts Free December Foreclosure Defense Clinics
NOTE: More clinics are planned throughout December—please check this post frequently for additional clinic dates and locations! The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is hosting a series of free legal clinics across Massachusetts in December for homeowners who were … Continue reading
Northeastern U Law Students Host MAAPL Training on 10/28/16
Free Training to Help MA Homeowners Fight Their Foreclosure—Law Students from All Schools Invited! Northeastern Law Students invite you to a training with Grace Ross, Coordinator of the Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL), to learn how to help homeowners … Continue reading
MAAPL Announces Attorneys’ Conference on Saturday, February 27
At the request of Massachusetts practitioners, MAAPL is organizing a foreclosure defense lawyers’ conference on Saturday, February 27th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Law students are welcome to attend. The conference will be held at the Charles Hamilton Houston … Continue reading