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Mass. AG, officials hold forum on foreclosures

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Attorney General Martha Coakley is holding a home foreclosure prevention program in Springfield with local officials and advocates.

Coakley's office says the state's first-in-the-nation HomeCorps program has helped work out more than $35 million in reductions of home loan principal and 1,700 loan modifications. Officials of the program, along with a Springfield homeowner whose home was saved by the program will talk about that and other efforts to prevent foreclosures at the Friday morning event.

Others scheduled to take part are state Sen. Gale Candaras, Springfield Housing Director Geraldine McCafferty, and other city and county officials and local housing advocates.

The forum is being held at the attorney general's Springfield regional office.

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