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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: March 31, 2008

Statement on the Resignation of Alphonso R. Jackson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development,
March 31, 2008

Today Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson announced his decision to leave the Department after 7 years of dedicated service. I have known Alphonso Jackson for many years, and I have known him to be a strong leader and a good man. I have accepted his resignation with regret.

Secretary Jackson is a great American success story. The youngest of 12 children—his father was a foundry worker, and his mother was a nurse midwife—Alphonso has always understood the value of hard work and equal opportunity for all Americans.

For more than three decades, he has worked to help more Americans become homeowners and strengthen communities throughout our Nation. While leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Alphonso made significant progress in transforming public housing, revitalizing and modernizing the Federal Housing Administration, increasing affordable housing, rebuilding the gulf coast, decreasing homelessness, and increasing minority homeownership.

Laura and I treasure our strong friendship with Secretary Jackson, his wife, Marcia, their daughters, Annette and Lesley, and their granddaughter, Lauren. We wish them all the best.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Statement on the Resignation of Alphonso R. Jackson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, March 31, 2008," Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:452 Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NJTUP4XUIVS8BSV.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Statement on the Resignation of Alphonso R. Jackson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, March 31, 2008." Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:452, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NJTUP4XUIVS8BSV.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Statement on the Resignation of Alphonso R. Jackson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, March 31, 2008' in Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:452. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NJTUP4XUIVS8BSV.