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HUD Resignation a Chance to Fix Housing Crisis?

The Bush administration's top housing official announced his resignation Monday. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson has been trying to deflect allegations of favoritism while the FBI and Justice Department are investigating some of his activities. While Jackson says much has been accomplished during his tenure, critics say they hope the change will bring about policies that will help solve the housing crisis.

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Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.