07/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mortgage Debt Snowballing While Congress Debates Home Rescue Bill

When Congress started fashioning a sweeping rescue package for struggling homeowners earlier this year, 2.6 million loans were in trouble. But the problem has grown considerably in just six months and is continuing to worsen.

More than three million borrowers are in distress, and analysts are forecasting a couple of million more will fall behind on their payments in the coming year as home prices fall further and the economy weakens.

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