The nation's 'robo-signing' scandal has left the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) with a backlog of nearly 176,000 loans that were in the process of being foreclosed upon at the end of 2010.

"FHA's in-foreclosure inventory is at a historic high and 27% higher than it was one year earlier," the agency said in a 1Q11 fiscal year report released late last week.    

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