Jackson Nominated as Housing and Urban Development Secretary
President Bush on Dec. 12 nominated Alphonso Jackson to become the nation’s 13th secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The nomination was made after Secretary Mel Martinez stepped down from his post last week, reportedly to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Florida.
Jackson has served as HUD deputy secretary for nearly three years, supervising the day-to-day activities of the agency. Previously, he directed the housing agencies for St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and Dallas.
“Alphonso Jackson has all the credentials to become an excellent HUD secretary,” said NAHB President Kent Conine. “We look forward to working with Secretary Jackson in the weeks and months ahead.”