May 1, 2024 — Letter

Advocates sent a letter urging the MA legislature to revise Massachusetts’ property tax foreclosure laws in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Tyler v. Hennepin County last May and the recent decision of the MA Superior Court in Mills v. City of Springfield that was just released on April 18.

These cases found that property tax foreclosure laws such as those in Massachusetts are unconstitutional because they do not allow a former homeowner to access excess sale proceeds after the property taxes, interest, and fees are paid following a property tax foreclosure sale.