HUD Secretary Resigns

Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced his resignation Monday, effective April 18.

"He has come under pressure from Congress for his refusal to answer questions about a federal lawsuit and whether he tried to steer land to a business friend."

"In a letter to President Bush, Jackson, 62, said he is stepping down effective April 18 and would 'fully assist in the orderly transition of the leadership at HUD.'"

"He added: 'There are times when one must attend more diligently to personal and family matters. Now is such a time for me.' He made no mention of the controversies that have cast a pall over his agency at a time of crisis in the nation's housing industry."

Full Story: HUD Secretary Jackson Announces Resignation

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