No Smoking Gun

It seems that HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson has been heard urging his staff to steer contracts toward people who like President Bush. But since an investigation by HUD’s inspector general into the matter could find no hard evidence that Jackson or his staff actually did favor certain contractors, Jackson has claimed exoneration. Several top HUD officials told investigators that they recalled a meeting at which Jackson did urge them to consider politics before hiring contractors. His supporters at HUD who were at the meeting said they assumed Jackson was not serious. (Dallas Morning News, 9/21)

Shelterforce is the only independent, non-academic publication covering the worlds of community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.