Access to Public Housing for Formerly Incarcerated People (Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles of Los Angeles, CA.
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From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Currently valid policies related to public housing access for previously incarcerated people
-Currently valid policies related to the Authority's valid grounds for evicting tenants (i.e. drug activity)
-Any responses (i.e. emails, press releases, letters) related to Secretary Shaun Donovan's letter sent on June 17, 2011 related to providing housing access for previously incarcerated people

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles

Sarika Ram
requests@muckrock.com
Re: Incarcerated People
Ms. Ram,
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has received your request for information relating to Incarcerated People.

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is engaged in locating the records requested. However, because the records are located in various locations and the time needed to locate them will require an extension of the 10 day period under California Public Records Act §6253. I will be in contact with you as soon as records are available.

In the meantime, please contact me if you have any questions.

Kevin Wong
Records Management Specialist
General Services Department
2600 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: 213-252-5497 Fax: 213-252-8711 Email Address: kevin.wong@hacla.org<mailto:kevin.wong@hacla.org>

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From: Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles

Sarika Ram
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Re: Incarcerated
Ms. Ram,
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has received your August 21, 2018 request information regarding the 3 bullets below.
-Currently valid policies related to public housing access for previously incarcerated people
-Currently valid policies related to the Authority's valid grounds for evicting tenants (i.e. drug activity)

Information related to the 2 bullets above can be found in the linked documents below,
http://www.hacla.org/Portals/0/Attachments/Public%20Documents/2019%20Draft%20Agency%20Plan%206-11-2018%20Final.pdf?ver=2018-06-12-162353-103

http://www.hacla.org/Portals/0/Attachments/HS/2018%20%20201-01%20FOR%20POSTING.pdf?ver=2018-02-05-091430-993
-Any responses (i.e. emails, press releases, letters) related to Secretary Shaun Donovan's letter sent on June 17, 2011 related to providing housing access for previously incarcerated people

No responsive records.
All responsive records available in HACLA's record keeping system are produced above.
With the transmittal of this email and the attached, I will consider this request closed.

Kevin Wong
Records Management Specialist
General Services Department
2600 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: 213-252-5497 Fax: 213-252-8711 Email Address: kevin.wong@hacla.org<mailto:kevin.wong@hacla.org>

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From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
Thank you for providing responsive records. I'd like to modify my request to additionally include the following:

-Currently valid policies/procedures regarding obtaining criminal conviction records from law enforcement agencies and sex offender registration information from the appropriate state/local agency responsible for the maintenance of sex offender registration program
-Any reports compiling the data of applicants to public housing and Section 8 housing assistance from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
-Any reports compiling the data of public housing and Section 8 housing assistance denials and the basis of those denials between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any logs of police reports related to activity in public housing and Section 8-subsidized units between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any grievances/complaints of discrimination submitted between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 including any of the following words/phrases:
-crime
-crimes
-criminal
-convict
-convicted
-sex offense
-sex offender
-jail
-prison
-correctional facility
-probation
-parole
-conviction record
-arrest record

Thank you for your time.

Best,
Sarika

From: Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles

Sarika Ram
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: Section 8

Ms. Ram,

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has received your request for information relating to Section 8.

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is engaged in locating the records requested. However, because the records are located in various locations and the time needed to locate them will require an extension of the 10 day period under California Public Records Act §6253. Therefore, we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please contact me if you have any questions.

Kevin Wong
Records Management Specialist
General Services Department
2600 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: 213-252-5497 Fax: 213-252-8711 Email Address: kevin.wong@hacla.org<mailto:kevin.wong@hacla.org>

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From: Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles

Sarika Ram
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Re: Section 8 & Housing Data
Ms. Ram,
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has received your October 20, 2018 request information regarding Section 8 & Housing Data.
Responsive records available in HACLA’s record keeping system are produced below.
-Currently valid policies/procedures regarding obtaining criminal conviction records from law enforcement agencies and sex offender registration information from the appropriate state/local agency responsible for the maintenance of sex offender registration program.
Records can be found here, http://www.hacla.org/About-Us/Public-Documents/Agency-Plans
-Any reports compiling the data of applicants to public housing and Section 8 housing assistance from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
No records

-Any reports compiling the data of public housing and Section 8 housing assistance denials and the basis of those denials between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

No records

-Any logs of police reports related to activity in public housing and Section 8-subsidized units between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

No records

-Any grievances/complaints of discrimination submitted between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 including any of the following words/phrases:
-crime
-crimes
-criminal
-convict
-convicted
-sex offense
-sex offender
-jail
-prison
-correctional facility
-probation
-parole
-conviction record
-arrest record
No records
With the transmittal of this email, I will consider this request closed.

Kevin Wong
Records Management Specialist
General Services Department
2600 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: 213-252-5497 Fax: 213-252-8711 Email Address: kevin.wong@hacla.org<mailto:kevin.wong@hacla.org>

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