FOIA Number: HUD-17-0235

HUD Senior Official Lynne Patton Thinks American Oversight Needs to Get a Life

February 12, 2019
American Oversight obtained email communications from the Department of Housing and Urban Development discussing FOIA requests with former Trump aide turned HUD senior official Lynne Patton, in which Patton stated that American Oversight needs to "get a life."

HUD Emails Regarding the Handling of FOIA Requests

December 13, 2018
HUD records, including internal and congressional emails, about the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests at the agency.

Emails Show Political Interference with FOIA and Resistance to Transparency at HUD

August 14, 2018
Documents obtained by American Oversight show that Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials circumvented standard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies to deal with politically-sensitive requests related to the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and complained about inquiries from members of Congress.

Inside the Documents: Ben Carson Jr’s HUD Emails

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

New Lawsuit Seeks Answers about Ben Carson’s Management of HUD

October 10, 2017
Is Secretary Ben Carson using his position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide special access to his own son and a relative of President Trump? American Oversight is going to court to get answers.

FOIA Request to HUD Regarding Processing of FOIA Requests

July 14, 2017
FOIA to HUD seeking records related to the Freedom of Information Act and the processing of information requests.