Entity: Department of Housing and Urban Development

American Oversight Sues HUD for Carson Office Renovation Records

February 27, 2018
Amid news reports that Secretary Ben Carson spent $31,000 on a table and asked officials to spend over $5,000 for chair, American Oversight filed a lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money Carson spent redecorating or renovating his office.

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD: Office Renovations

February 27, 2018
American Oversight today filed a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find out how much taxpayer money Secretary Ben Carson spent redecorating or renovating his office.

FOIA to HUD for Communications Relating to Carson’s Office and Select Staff

February 27, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking all communications with Secretary Carson or other senior officials relating to 1) redecoration of the Secretary's office; 2) handling of FOIA requests related to Lynne Patton; 3) budget shortfalls; 4) installation of a security system in Carson's home; 5) Helen Foster; 6) Maren Kasper.

FOIA to HUD for Kasper Communications Regarding Carson’s Office or Lynne Patton

February 27, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking all communications between former HUD employee Maren Kasper and select other senior staff regarding 1) redecoration of Sec. Carson's office; 2) handling of FOIA requests related to Lynne Patton; 3) budget shortfalls; 4) installation of a security system in Sec. Carson's home.

FOIA to HUD for Foster and Kasper Files

February 27, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking SF-50s and documentation of official titles and duties for Helen Foster and Maren Kasper.

FOIA to HUD for Office Renovation Memo

February 27, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking any memo sent on or around February 22, 2017 from HUD's CFO to Craig Clemmensen or Janet Gorlick regarding rules for office redecoration expenditures.

FOIA to HUD for Clemmensen and Foster Communications with Carson Family

February 27, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking records of communications between HUD officials Craig Clemmensen or Helen Foster and members of Secretary Ben Carson's family.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Foster Communications Regarding Carson Office Redecoration and Other Matters

February 27, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking records of communications with HUD official Helen Foster regarding 1) the redecoration of Sec Carson's office; 2) handling of FOIA requests related to Lynne Patton; 3) budget shortfalls; 4) installation of a security system in Carson's home.

American Oversight Calls for a HUD IG Investigation into Carson’s Leadership

February 21, 2018
Following the release of emails uncovered by American Oversight and independent reporting by the Washington Post and CNN, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Inspector General has announced that it will be conducting an investigation into the role that Secretary Ben Carson’s family - and in particular his son, Ben Carson Jr. - has been playing at the department.

Inside the Documents: Ben Carson Jr’s HUD Emails

February 16, 2018
The documents we obtained revealed how Ben Jr. used his special access to play matchmaker between his business contacts in the city and his powerful father.