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Mass. city plans tour to focus on housing crisis

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A coalition of housing advocates in Springfield will host a city-wide tour to call attention to the housing crisis in the city.

The tour is part of a national campaign to be launched Wednesday in at least a dozen cities around the country. The campaign, called "Homes For All: Defend, Reclaim, Rebuild Our Communities," seeks to focus attention on the housing crisis.

Springfield-area residents who have been directly affected by evictions, homelessness, public housing destruction and foreclosure will lead elected officials and community leaders on the tour. Stops will include vacant, foreclosed property, city neighborhoods that have been hard hit by foreclosures, a homeless shelter and tenant-owned cooperative housing.

The campaign will call on the federal government to invest new resources to created affordable, accessible and safe homes.

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