Access to Public Housing for Formerly Incarcerated People (Memphis Housing Authority)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Memphis Housing Authority of Memphis, TN.
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From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee 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 dated 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From:

Good morning,

I am in receipt of your open records request, please see attached documents. Thanks

Pursuant to the Tennessee 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 dated June 17, 2011 related to providing housing access for previously incarcerated people

Leslie Paige
Sr. Paralegal
Memphis Housing Authority
700 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
901-544-1258 (T)
901-544-1370 (F)
Lpaige@memphisha.org<mailto:Lpaige@memphisha.org>
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RECORDS PRODUCTION LETTER

Dear: Sarika Ram

On 22/08/2018, Memphis Housing Authority received your open records request to inspect/receive copies of:

Requested Information:To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee 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 dated 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

 

Tennessee Code Annotated § 10-7-503(a) provides the following:

(2)(B) The custodian of a public record or the custodian's designee shall promptly make available 

for inspection any public record not specifically exempt from disclosure. In the event it is not 

practicable for the record to be promptly available for inspection, the custodian shall within 

seven (7) business days:

 

(i)  Make such information available to the requestor;

(ii) Deny the request in writing or by completing a records request response form developed by the office of open records counsel. The response shall include the basis for the denial; or

(iii) Furnish the requestor a completed records request response form developed by the office of open records counsel stating the time reasonably necessary to produce

such record or information.   

This Office is currently in the process of retrieving, reviewing, and/or redacting the requested records. In accordance with the above-cited law, this letter is being sent to inform you that within seven business days either the records you have requested to inspect/receive copies of will be available or a determination of accessibility and availability will be made regarding the requested records. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact lpaige@mhanewday.com

Sincerely, 

 

Leslie M. Paige

Records Production Letter
Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-503(a)(2)(B)(iii)

 

Name:Sarika Ram

Company Name:

Street Address:411A Highland Ave

City:Somerville

State:MA

Zip:02144

Email:requests@muckrock.com

Phone:6106377745

From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
Thank you for promptly 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: Memphis Housing Authority

Good morning,

Your request on 8/22/2018 was completed. The request below is a different request. This request will take some time to fill. Please be advised that an hourly fee may be charged to fill this request. Thanks

Leslie M. Paige
Paralegal
Memphis Housing Authority
700 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38125
(T) 901.544.1258 (F) 901.544.1259
E-mail: Lpaige@memphisha.org

From: Sarika Ram

Hello Leslie,
I absolutely understand.

Would you be able to please update me on the status of my modified request?

Thanks,
Sarika

From: Memphis Housing Authority

We will provide you with a response after January 1 2019. Everyone is out for the holidays. Thanks

Leslie M. Paige
Paralegal
Memphis Housing Authority
700 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38125
(T) 901.544.1258 (F) 901.544.1259
E-mail: Lpaige@memphisha.org

From: Memphis Housing Authority

Please give me a call. I thought we discussed this.

Leslie M. Paige
Paralegal
Memphis Housing Authority
700 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38125
(T) 901.544.1258 (F) 901.544.1259
E-mail: Lpaige@memphisha.org

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