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

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Housing Authority Of The City Of Milwaukee of Milwaukee, WI.
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open 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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Housing Authority Of The City Of Milwaukee

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is in receipt of your request dated August 10, 2018. It is our understanding that you have requested --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.
Your request is under review and we will respond as soon as practicable and without delay.

Conyunn West
Administrative Services Supervisor
Housing Management
City of Milwaukee Housing Authority
809 N. Broadway Floor 3
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-286-0327
FaxL 414-286-0833
Email: cowest@hacm.org

From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
I would 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,
Sarika

From: Housing Authority Of The City Of Milwaukee

Good afternoon, I am responding to provide an update to your records request to items listed below.

-Currently valid policies related to public housing access for previously incarcerated people
Our general policy is outlined on pages 16-21 in our Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) which is located on our website.

http://www.hacm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=4947

The policy does not directly deal with incarceration but does mention: "History of criminal activity by any household member involving crimes of physical violence against persons or property and any other criminal activity including drug-related criminal activity that would adversely affect the health, safety, or well being of other tenants or staff or cause damage to the property."

-Currently valid policies related to the Authority's valid grounds for evicting tenants (i.e. drug activity)
As for Request #2 below, pages 71-74 of the ACOP show grounds for termination of assistance.

-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

After research no responses to my knowledge from HACM have been located in response to Secretary Donovan's letter regarding housing for previously incarcerated persons.

Conyunn West
Administrative Services Supervisor
Housing Management
City of Milwaukee Housing Authority
809 N. Broadway Floor 3
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-286-0327
FaxL 414-286-0833
Email: cowest@hacm.org

Files

There are no files associated with this request.