10/26/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mortgage Solution Missing In Bailout Plan

As lawmakers continue fighting on Capitol Hill over a $700 billion taxpayer bailout for banks and lenders on Wall Street, the foreclosure machine grinds on and the mortgage crisis at the heart of the problem continues to worsen.

Every day, people show up looking for help at the modest offices of United Communities Against Poverty, a housing counseling agency in Prince George's County, Md., in suburban Washington. Homes are going into foreclosure at one of the fastest rates in the nation here, and to chief counselor Caprice Coppedge, it's hardly surprising that the bailout bill doesn't have much in it to help them.

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