Effective April 18, Alphonso Jackson will step down as the HUD secretary. He is currently being investigated for corruption and several senators have called for his resignation.
The Los Angeles Times reports on his final speech:
“There comes a time when one must attend more diligently to personal and family matters,” Jackson said in a brief statement. “Now is such a time for me.”
Noting that he had, during his tenure, “improved housing opportunities for all Americans,” the secretary said “he took great pride” in increased homeownership by minority Americans.
“My life’s work has been to build better communities that families are proud to call home,” he said, adding that his resignation would take effect on April 18 to ensure a smooth transition.”
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