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New Haven is showing how some people can beat back foreclosure—as homeowners like Celestine Brown told their U.S. Congresswoman.

In search of suggestions for a federal effort to address the fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis, New Haven U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (top photo) stopped by Sherman Avenue Thursday. She heard Brown and two New Haven homeowners offer tear-filled descriptions of how they faced losing their homes, then found a way to hold on.

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