HUD Secretary Resigns

<p>Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced his resignation Monday, effective April 18.</p>
March 31, 2008, 1pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"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."

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Published on Monday, March 31, 2008 in The Washington Post
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