|Submitted||June 11, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
I am looking for any and all documents pertaining to affordable housing for homeless youth in the Boston Metro area
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 11, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
I apologize; I did ask someone to look into this request and thought you had received a response already. I am not aware of any documents pertaining specifically to homeless youth here at the Boston Housing Authority. We do provide priority for families and individuals who are homeless and that information, as well as our governing policies (the Admissions and Continued Occupancy policy and our Administrative Plan), are posted on our website (http://www.bostonhousing.org/en/Policies-and-Procedures.aspx) . These policies would apply to homeless youth as part of a homeless household. Does this provide you with what you are requesting or do you have further questions?
Chief of Staff
Boston Housing Authority
52 Chauncy Street, Boston MA 02111
Thank you so much for your response. This absolutely answered my question and I am all set. Thanks again for your help!