Jackson To Step Down As HUD Secretary
|March 31, 2008|
WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced today he will be stepping down as the nation’s chief housing officer. Jackson will conclude his government service as the nation’s 13th HUD Secretary on April 18, 2008.
“During my time here, I have sought to make America a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Jackson, who served as Deputy Secretary and then Secretary. “I take great pride in working alongside some of the most dedicated civil servants in America. The hardworking people at HUD make a difference in the lives of thousands of Americans daily.”
With a strong background and expertise in housing and community development, Jackson oversaw HUD’s $37 billion budget and 9,200 employees. Under the Secretary’s leadership, the Department established groundbreaking solutions to: