WASHINGTON - Congress completed virtually all its business yesterday without removing statutory roadblocks that are preventing HUD from selling billions of dollars in nonperforming multifamily housing loans, congressional aides said.

Housing lobbyists complained that the delay will increase the already burgeoning cost of the loans to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and, in turn, to the taxpayer. More than $11 billion in defaulted loans have been assigned to the agency by lenders over the past several years.

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