Housing Policies Toward Previously Incarcerated People

Sarika Ram filed this request with the New York City Housing Authority of New York City, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Sarika Ram

From: New York City Housing Authority

This acknowledges receipt of your letter wherein you requested access to the above-noted records maintained by the New York City Housing Authority.

We are in the process of determining whether the documents are available for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Your request will be granted or denied in approximately one (1) month from the date of this letter.

If you are requesting access to your own records, you must produce a valid photo ID to review and/or receive such records.

If you are an attorney making a request, please note that an Notarized Release is required prior to disclosing your client’s personal and confidential information.

Please be advised that the statutory reproduction fee of $.25 per page must be paid prior to making the pertinent copies. Please be further advised that the cost of postage will be added to your copying costs.

From: New York City Housing Authority

Good Afternoon,

Please see attached documents in regards to your FOIL request. This is a partial release as we will follow up with the proper custodial departments involved. We anticipate a further response within thirty (30) days or less. Thank you.