This study examines foreclosure mediation programs and legislation in ten jurisdictions across the nation as well as relevant research and scholarship in the field in order to capture best practices and lessons learned to inform the authorization and design of effective foreclosure mediation programming for Massachusetts. The lens for the examination is the need for foreclosure mediation in Massachusetts and the statutory and programmatic frameworks necessary for the design and implementation of a successful foreclosure mediation program. The study provides an account of how Massachusetts is dealing with residential foreclosures at present and the ways mediation can contribute to resolving foreclosure disputes.
Palihapitiya, M. & Eisenkraft, K. (2013, February). A Study for the Design and Administration of a Successful Foreclosure Mediation Program in Massachusetts. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), University of Massachusetts Boston