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CHAPA Releases 2010 Annual Report - January 28, 2011

Please click here to download CHAPA's 2010 Annual Report.

Powerpoint Presentation by Lizbeth Heyer on State Public Housing - January 21, 2011

Please click here to download Lizbeth Heyer's presentation from CHAPA's January 19th forum on State Public Housing.

More Bay State Residents Lost Homes To Foreclosure In 2010 (Banker & Tradesman) - Janury 21, 2011

The number of completed foreclosures in Massachusetts jumped almost 32 percent in 2010 to 12,233, up from 9,269 in 2009 but did not surpass the record 12,430 foreclosures recorded in 2008, according to the latest report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

The number of foreclosure petitions, meanwhile, declined 14.3 percent to 23,933 last year from 27,928 in 2009.

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MA Division of Banks to Hold Hearings on Foreclosure Bill - January 14, 2011

The Division of Banks will hold three public informational hearings in late January to obtain comments on implementing certain provisions of Chapter 258: An Act Relative to Mortgage Foreclosures. Prior to proposing regulations, the Division requests information and comments on the notice of a consumer’s right to cure in advance of foreclosure and provisions relative to reverse mortgage loans.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - January 5, 2011

State Updates

Governor Patrick Signs Homestead Legislation to Protect Homeowners

Legislation updating the Commonwealth’s homestead protections was signed into law last month. Ch. 395 of the Acts of 2010 was spearheaded by the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Real Estate Bar Association and accomplishes the following:

Summaries of the Section 202 and Section 811 Reform Bills - January 3, 2011

To view a summary of the Section 202 Reform Bill, click here.  To view the text of the Section 202 Reform Bill, click here.

To view a summary of the Section 811 Reform Bill, click here.  To view the text of the Section 811 Reform Bill, click here.

Summaries of the Section 202 and Section 811 Reform Bills - January 3, 2011

To view a summary of the Section 202 Reform Bill, click here.  To view the text of the Section 202 Reform Bill, click here.

To view a summary of the Section 811 Reform Bill, click here.  To view the text of the Section 811 Reform Bill, click here.

Summaries of the Section 202 and Section 811 Reform Bills - January 3, 2011

To view a summary of the Section 202 Reform Bill, click here.  To view the text of the Section 202 Reform Bill, click here.

To view a summary of the Section 811 Reform Bill, click here.  To view the text of the Section 811 Reform Bill, click here.

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