After a day of delay tactics by Republicans, the House passed the measure, 239-188, Thursday afternoon.
The Bush administration has said it will veto the legislation if it reaches the president's desk, and the House vote on the foreclosure funds bill fell far short of the approximately 290 votes - two-thirds of House members present and voting - needed to override a presidential veto.
Of those Republicans who did support the bill, sponsored by Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), many hail from districts and states hardest hit by the housing and foreclosure crisis. Reps. Linoln and Mario Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida; Steven C. LaTourette, Deborah Pryce and Mike Turner of Ohio; and Jon Porter of Nevada all voted for the bill.
LaTourette and Pryce, in fact, successfully secured a larger share of the bill's money for their state and others at the expense of California in committee.
The Senate-passed housing bill included a similar provision to give $4 billion in community development block grants to states to purchase foreclosed, abandoned properties.
Here's the full list of GOP supporters in the House (they're the names in italics).