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."