Amid doubts about government efforts, Congress was expected to vote on reserving $50 billion in TARP funds to help with home losses.
As Washington works to bail out firms laden with bad debts, discussions begin on preventing a recurrence.
Steven Preston, Housing and Urban Development secretary, sees 2009 as a better year, even if some regions lag.
The $4 billion in federal money will go for everything from rehab to foreclosure-prevention,
The number of those chronically homeless has sharply declined, a new report says. But family homelessness may be on the rise.
Help for strapped homeowners may not be forthcoming until next year; ramping up the new government programs will take months.
Post-Katrina building is booming. But conflict is rising over safety regs vs. economic needs.
It approves a $15 billion bipartisan package Thursday after several contentious measures are dropped.