Over 70,000 people were foreclosed on in Massachusetts due to the financial crisis. The banksters were responsible to keep track of the paperwork on who owned the property that they sold. But they didn’t.
Instead they created foreclosure mills where employees made up paperwork the banks were responsible for keeping. Paperwork, without which, it is illegal foreclose on someone’s home.
Faced with the deluge of foreclosed properties, the Massachusetts legislature helped the banksters hide these illegal foreclosures by changing the time a person can contest a foreclosure from 20 years to 1 year for anyone foreclosed on before 2014.
Besides helping the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) setup a website to make it easier for people to contest their foreclosure, we are helping MAAPL set up anti-foreclosure clinics around the state.
We need your help.
The next clinic is in Athol today. It is from 5:30-7:30pm at the Athol Public Library on 568 Main Street. MAAPL has a flyer for this event if you live in the area and can get a few up in prominent places or just email to people who would be interested.
There are at least three more clinics scheduled:
- Thursday, December 22, 5:00-7:30 pm in Springfield [Download PDF flyer]
- Tuesday, December 27th, 5:00-9:00 pm at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave.
- Wednesday, December 28th, 5:00-9:00 pm in New Bedford [Download PDF flyer]
We need your help to spread word about these events, setup more clinics before December 30th and call people who have been foreclosed on to tell them about these clinics. Email us if you can help.
We aren’t talking about helping some speculator who tried to flip houses. We are talking about thousands of families who’s primary asset was their house. A house the banksters are trying to steal with fabricated paperwork. Paperwork that won’t be contested unless we tell people they aren’t alone and show them how they can fight back.
They need your help. Email us if you can help.