Entity: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Voter Fraud Task Forces, and Federal Law Enforcement

July 28, 2020
Our latest investigations into political appointees moving to permanent positions, the designation of "antifa" as a terrorist group, and state-level voter fraud task forces.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Calendars of Senior Officials During Spread of Coronavirus

July 28, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking the calendars of top officials during the early spread of coronavirus through the United States.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

July 20, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from OPM regarding passing over preference eligibles.

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

July 14, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests in the last week.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Eric Blankenstein’s Communications with Non-Governmental Parties

July 13, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Ginnie Mae seeking communications sent by Eric Blankenstein to non-governmental individuals and entities.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications of Agency Official John Gibbs

July 7, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking the communications of John Gibbs, acting assistant secretary for community planning and development, with the Presidential Personnel Office as well as with select White House liaisons.

News Roundup: ‘It’s Going to Sort of Just Disappear’

July 2, 2020
The virus won’t “disappear” anytime soon, especially so long as the Trump administration continues its mix of wishful thinking and inadequate actions.

Emails and Resume of Trump’s Pick to Head Government Personnel Office

June 30, 2020
According to documents obtained by American Oversight, former conservative commentator John Gibbs had frequent contacts with far-right groups while at HUD.

HUD Calendar Entries for Senior Agency Officials and Calendar Invitations to Lynne Patton

May 26, 2020
Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reflecting calendar entries and attachments for senior officials at the agency. These records also include invitation entries for Lynne Patton spanning through August 2019. 

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.