State Sens. Ed Gomes of Bridgeport and Anthony Musto of Trumbull, two Democrats, will meet this afternoon to discuss the various tactics and programs that troubled homeowners can use to avoid losing their properties to foreclosure. Also discussing the issue will be Joe Carbone of The Workplace Inc., Jeff Gentes of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Todd Fagan of the Housing development Fund and the Rev. Carl McCluster of Homes Saved by Faith. The event will begin at 1 p.m. at The Workplace, 350 Fairfield Avenue. The state is ranked 20th nationally for foreclosure rates and Bridgeport has the highest rate of foreclosures in Connecticut.