When Alphonso Jackson resigned as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in April, the housing industry took a collective deep breath. A month later, the dust is settling in the aftermath of his departure, and developers and housing authorities across the country are unsure what the future holds.
The editors of MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE wanted to offer insight into the source of the controversy in hopes of enlightening our readers as HUD enters a new era. In his first in-depth interview following Jackson's resignation, Philadelphia Housing Authority's Carl R. Greene tells a compelling tale of alleged favoritism, retaliation, and inappropriate conduct by a major government agency. Our detailed investigation illuminates the problems at HUD and considers what the future now holds for the agency.
The special report includes the following:
- Dispute With PHA Exposes Potential Regulatory Abuse at HUD During Jackson's Tenure
By Rachel Z. Azoff
Check out the photo slideshow.
Listen to Jackson's congressional testimony.
- Chain of Events Points to Intimidation, Turmoil at HUDCompiled by Rachel Z. Azoff
Check out the HUD timeline.
- Developers, Housing Authorities Skeptical that HUD Will Change
By Les Shaver and Rachel Z. Azoff
- Largest Housing Authorities on Track Despite HUD Fallout
By Donna Kimura and Chris Wood
- Industry Responds: Who Will Be the Next HUD Secretary?
By Donna Kimura
- EXCLUSIVE POLL! Share your thoughts on the post-HUD fallout. Take our quick reader survey.
Editor's note: We want to hear from you. Do you have a comment regarding Alphonso Jackson or an experience with HUD that you'd like to share? E-mail MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE editor Shabnam Mogharabi at firstname.lastname@example.org.