SAN ANTONIO — Officials from the National Council of State Housing Agencies were hoping that Obama administration officials would announce a long-expected $35 billion bond purchase and liquidity program to coincide with their annual conference here yesterday, but the federal plan to expand the ailing housing bond market will have to wait, they said.

“I have spent several hours on the phone with [deputy assistant treasury secretary] Seth Wheeler this weekend,” Barbara Thompson, executive director of the NCSHA, told her members at an opening breakfast. “He told me, 'We’re not quite there yet. There are still a few details to be worked out.’ He asked us to continue to bear with them.”

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