Vol. 11, No. 4, January 2009

Foreclosure Law

[Updated 7/09/12]

 

Massachusetts Law about Foreclosure

Maintained by the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, this Web resource contains links to relevant Massachusetts statutes and regulations about foreclosure. In addition, it provides links to other resources, such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. Topics include how to avoid foreclosure; information for tenants living in foreclosed properties; and questions and answers about debt cancellation and redemption. A list of print resources is also included.

United States Foreclosure Law

This site provides summaries of foreclosure laws for all 50 states, as well as links to individual state statutes. An extensive glossary of terms related to foreclosure law and procedure is also included.

Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Maintained by the Executive Branch, this site provides information for homeowners and tenants; applicable laws and regulations about mortgage foreclosure; and a list of approved counseling agencies. Updated press releases about Massachusetts foreclosure law are also posted on this site.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)

General information about foreclosure of federal loans is provided, along with specific information for veterans and service personnel. This site also contains links to the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Fordham Law School Kissam Memorial Library

This site provides a broad array of resources related to the Economic Crisis of 2008, including the Emergency Economic Stability Act (EESA) 2008, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the HOPE for Homeowners Act (Title IV of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008), and U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development mortgage rules releases.