Debt Collection – Know What Your Rights Are

Last night on the HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver forgave nearly $15 million in time-barred medical debt. He was able to do this after setting up a collection company and purchasing the debt for about $60,000. This debt portfolio and many more like it, is often called zombie debt, because it cannot be collected through legal […]

Announcing Expanded Eligibility Guidelines for Veterans & Military Personnel

Our mission at MDRF is to improve the quality of life for people who are unduly burdened with excessive debt by providing compassionate and effective pro bono legal representation in order to eliminate debt and restore peace of mind. We are committed to elevating our neighbors out of poverty through the elimination of debt, and through […]

Giving Tuesday – Joanna’s Story

Giving Tuesday is here! To show the real impact of your donation, we’re sharing the full speech our client Joanna shared at our Fall Dinner. After reading through her full story, please consider donating $10 and tell others about why you donated on social media. We are working to ensure every Massachusetts resident can start […]

Leading Up to Giving Tuesday – In Joanna’s Words – Part 5

Day 5 of Joanna’s Story, shared at the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation’s Inaugural Fall Dinner. “I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the Mass. Debt Relief Foundation for alleviating many years of stress and anxiety. For me when it came to dealing with money, in all aspects: earning it, spending it, […]

Leading Up to Giving Tuesday – In Joanna’s Words – Part 4

At the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation’s Inaugural Fall Dinner, MDRF client Joanna shared her story. In the days leading up to Giving Tuesday we are going to share pieces of what she shared, with her entire speech revealed on 12/1. “I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the Mass. Debt […]

Leading Up to Giving Tuesday – In Joanna’s Words – Part 3

At the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation’s Inaugural Fall Dinner, MDRF client Joanna shared her story. In the days leading up to Giving Tuesday we are going to share pieces of what she shared, with her entire speech revealed on 12/1. “I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the Mass. Debt […]

Leading Up to Giving Tuesday – In Joanna’s Words – Part 2

At the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation’s Inaugural Fall Dinner, MDRF client Joanna shared her story. In the days leading up to Giving Tuesday we are going to share pieces of what she shared, with her entire speech revealed on 12/1. “I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the Mass. Debt […]