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Lawmakers grapple with solutions to peril of tax liens (Pt. 3)

Critics of a state law that allows cities and towns in Massachusetts to sell tax lien debt to private investment companies have been calling...

Seniors face more foreclosures as reverse mortgages bite back

Nearly 24,000 borrowers in the U.S. received notices that their reverse mortgage became “due and payable” in the 2015 federal fiscal year ended last September, triple the level of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Retirees Struggle to Locate Billions in Lost Pensions

By Liam Knox And Lucas Smolcic Larson Deborah Imondi knows pensions. The 66-year-old retiree from Johnston, Rhode Island, managed a large corporate pension fund for...

Video Profile of a Boston Woman Facing Foreclosure.

Fighting Off Foreclosure from kate kahn on Vimeo.

Why are seniors in trouble with reverse mortgages?

Watch our video to learn more about reverse mortgages.

For too many people, the ‘recovery’ never happened

Frances Louis unlawfully walked into an unlocked vacant townhouse in Roxbury in 2009 claiming that the new owners owed her a moral debt to...

Low interest rates make legal aid dollars disappear

Three years ago, Charlene Julce’s family faced eviction from their home in Malden, and a legal aid lawyer helped them fight off foreclosure. This week, Julce told state legislators that there aren't enough legal aid lawyers to help thousands of others in the same situation she found herself in.

Lawsuit says reverse-mortgage companies cheated 95-year-old with drive-by home inspections

A 95-year-old woman backed by consumer and elderly advocates sued two reverse-mortgage companies for charging allegedly excessive fees after she fell into foreclosure proceedings.

Some cities are cashing in on homeowners’ tax debts

Some cities in Massachusetts are cashing in on homeowners who have failed to pay tax bills by running auctions that pull in thousands of...

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