Thank you for your interest in the Attorney General’s HomeCorps: Borrower Representation Initiative. Utilizing funds recovered by the AGO through a nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (AGO) is pleased to announce the HomeCorps: Borrower Representation Initiative to provide legal services to distressed borrowers and to assist borrowers with obtaining modifications or other relief to avoid foreclosure and loss of their homes.
The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) will be awarded a two year grant totaling $6 million to administer the Borrower Representation Initiative. MLAC and NCLC will use the grant to fund 14 locations statewide staffed by 19 attorneys dedicated to foreclosure-related cases and will deliver direct legal representation to homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction.
Legal services will include assessing potential causes of action to challenge foreclosures and evictions; providing direct legal representation to borrowers in both the pre-foreclosure context and in post-foreclosure proceedings; and helping families receive appropriate assistance, including referrals to Borrower Recovery Initiative sites. The program will also begin in September and sites will receive referrals from the AG’s Office.