Entity: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Watchdog Sues HUD for Communications with Armstrong Williams and Sinclair Broadcast Group

April 9, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to compel the release of records related to HUD's communications with conservative media personality Armstrong Williams and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD – Sinclair Broadcast Influence

April 9, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to compel the release of records related to HUD's communications with conservative media personality Armstrong Williams and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

FOIA to HUD Regarding Use of Public Funds

April 2, 2018
FOIA seeking records of communications relating to actual or potential installation of security systems or alarms in HUD office space or the homes for any individuals in, or acting in, Senate-confirmed (PAS) positions at HUD.

FOIA to HUD to Shed Light on Retaliation Against Employees

April 2, 2018
FOIA seeking records related to Mason Alexander that relate to a change in position or title following retaliation against HUD employees.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

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.

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.