Orest T. Dubno, the president and executive director of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, last month said he will resign after his successor has been named.

The authority has been a focus of publicity recently because of the controversial Ninth Square development in New Haven.

The board of the authority scrapped the development in March, but it received new life last month, when Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. called for its revival. Observers linked the move to restart Ninth Square to a lobbyist who also has personal connections to the governor.

Mr. Dubno said that in spite of the controversy, he believes Ninth Square to be a viable project. He declined to cite a crowning achievement of his tenure at the authority, saying that "this organization has done some wonderful things. I think they were all worthwhile and I would hate to single anything out."

Mr. Dubno began working at the authority in 1985. Before working at the authority, Mr. Dubno served Connecticut as revenue commissioner, starting in 1979. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, a group he also serves as treasurer. He could not be reached for comment.

Henry S. Scherer Jr., commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Housing and chairman of the finance authority, said on July 25 that he would begin looking for a successor to Mr. Dubno.

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