Foreclosure Advocacy

Many legislative and policy initiatives at the state and federal levels have been introduced to address foreclosures. They provide support, resources, and assistance to residents, local governments, and the mortgage industry to address different aspects of foreclosures.

Below, please find a summary of state and federal legislation to protect borrowers and homeowners from the affects of foreclosure.

Additional information on Massachusetts and federal legislation can also be accessed by entering the specific bill number at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Court website.

House Bill 1232 An Act to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth A. Malia

House Bill 1510 An Act to establish a temporary moratorium on foreclosures in the Commonwealth
Sponsor: Rep. William Lantigua

House Bill 1682 An Act relative to mortgage foreclosure and active duty service members
Sponsor: Rep. John F. Quinn

Many legislative initiatives are being proposed and discussed on the state and federal levels. MAPC’s Legislative Committee will track these bills and significant legislative updates regarding foreclosures will be posted on this page. For additional resources or questions concerning foreclosure legislation, contact Government Affairs Manager Lizzi Weyant