Neil Albert, who has for the last four years served as the chair of the D.C. Housing Authority’s board of commissioners, resigned this week amid questions over alleged conflicts of interest.
The D.C. Housing Authority oversees the District’s portfolio of 52 public housing complexes and helps manage and fund 23 mixed-income properties that provide housing to low-income residents. More than 50,000 Washingtonians live in homes owned or operated by DCHA, according to the agency.
Albert, who also heads the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, told The Washington Post late Wednesday that he submitted his resignation to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Oct. 14. Bowser (D) confirmed that she had accepted his resignation this week. His decision to step down was first reported by Washington City Paper.
Bowser has also asked the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability — which oversees conflict-of-interest disclosures and investigates allegations of ethical violations — to look further into allegations made in recent news reports that Albert did not properly disclose his romantic partnership with the chief executive of an architectural firm that has worked with DCHA.