Topic: Housing

FOIA to HUD for Communications with Reed and Maggie Cordish

August 23, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for communications between agency officials and members of the Cordish family and their business associates.

No Records Response from HUD Regarding Communications Between Carson Family and Other Appointees

August 23, 2019
The Department of Housing and Urban Development stated that it has no records of communications between Secretary Carson or his immediate family and several political appointees at HUD, including former Trump family employee Lynne Patton.

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Trump Associates’ Influence on Housing Policy

August 7, 2019
We're suing in our investigation of whether real-estate developers Tom Barrack, Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth have been using their ties to the president to influence federal housing policy.
Tom Barrack at Trump's inauguration in 2017

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD and FHFA – Outside Influence on Federal Housing Policy

August 7, 2019
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for records reflecting communications with Tom Barrack, Richard LeFrak, and Steven Roth — New York real estate developers and known associates of the Trump family. American Oversight sought these records to determine if Barrack, LeFrak, and Roth have been using their ties to President Donald Trump to influence federal housing policy.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 7, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.

HUD Records Regarding the Sale of the Federally Subsidized Housing Development Starrett City

August 6, 2019
Housing and Urban Development Records regarding the sale of Starrett City, America’s largest federally subsidized housing development. Trump owned a 4 percent stake in the Brooklyn complex at the time of its sale and reportedly made approximately $20 million from the deal. These records contain a transcript of a House Financial Services Committee hearing with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, some General Deputy Assistant Secretary weekly reports, and news clippings.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications with Several External Organizations

August 2, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requesting communications between high-level agency officials and representatives of several external organizations to shed light on a housing policy proposed by HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

HUD Records Regarding Envision Centers Statuses and Partner Organizations


June 11, 2019
Housing and Urban Development records detailing the statuses of 18 EnVision Centers and their partner organizations. Three EnVision Centers have not yet opened, while 13 have opened or plan to open between April-July 2019. These status reports are from April and May 2019. 


Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD – Starrett City

April 30, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking communications between HUD political appointees, including Carson and Region II Administrator Lynne Patton, about the sale of Starrett City. President Trump owned a stake in Starrett City and made a profit from the sale.

No Records Response From the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Regarding HUD Sec. Carson

September 26, 2018
City of Philadelphia's Mayor's Office stated that it had no records related to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's visit to the city.