Entity: Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Records of Carson Decision Memos

March 19, 2018
Documents from the Department of Housing and Urban Development related to American Oversight's FOIA request for decision memos signed by Secretary Ben Carson. This is the second production of documents HUD has released in response to this FOIA.

New Emails Show Secretary Carson Knew About $31,000 Table

March 14, 2018
New emails uncovered by American Oversight show that HUD Secretary Ben Carson and wife were actively involved in selection and purchase of a $31,000 dining set - contradicting previous claims by Carson and HUD officials that he had not been aware of the purchase until after the fact.

HUD Secretary Carson Office Renovation Expense Records

March 12, 2018
Emails and other records regarding office renovation expenses for HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

Ethics Watchdog Sues HUD for Emails from Carson Family, Lynne Patton, Trump Organization

March 6, 2018
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight filed a sweeping new lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD – Carson and Patton Communications

March 6, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton. 

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications with Sinclair Broadcasting

March 1, 2018
FOIA to HUD regarding the potential influence of Sinclair Broadcasting Group on HUD’s operations seeking related communications.

FOIA Seeking Communications Related to HUD’s Public Statements About Renovations

March 1, 2018
FOIA asking for communications between (a) Secretary Benjamin Carson; his chief of staff; or any political appointees or career SES employees in the Office of the Secretary or the Office of Public Affairs and (b) Lacena “Candy” Carson, concerning any official HUD business, including but not limited to public statements on behalf of the agency and any expenditure of agency funds.

FOIA to HUD to Find Out What Outside Entities Are Influencing Agency Messaging

March 1, 2018
FOIA asking for communications between Secretary Carson and any employee or representative of Armstrong Williams Productions, Shermichael Singleton, any HSH Media (@hsh.media), or any employee or representative of Graham Williams Group.

FOIA to HUD to Shed Light on Outside Influences

March 1, 2018
FOIA seeking communications to shed light on potential influence of Sinclair Broadcasting Group on HUD’s operations.