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Mortgage aid in Massachusetts at $610 million

Settlement involves 8,823 borrowers

Thousands of Massachusetts homeowners have received more than $610 million in mortgage assistance from major US lenders as part of a national settlement with a multistate group of attorneys general, data released Tuesday show.

About 8,823 Massachusetts borrowers received an average of $69,180 in mortgage help since the settlement was reached early last year, according to preliminary data received by Joseph A. Smith Jr., the North Carolina-based monitor charged with overseeing the national accord.

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