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

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Seattle Housing Authority of Seattle, WA .
Multi Request Access to Public Housing for Formerly Incarcerated People
Est. Completion None
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Partially Completed

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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Currently valid policies/procedures relating to public housing and Section 8 housing assistance eligibility for applicants on the basis of arrest/conviction record
-Currently valid eviction policies/procedures for tenants in public housing and Section 8 housing units
-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

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.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Seattle Housing Authority

Good morning,

In response to the requests below for current policies of Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), I refer you to the link at SHA's website:

https://www.seattlehousing.org/admissions-continued-occupancy-policy-acop

The Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) was recently updated. All low income public housing (LIPH) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV/Section 8) programs are based on requirements set forth by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and federal regulation under 24 CFR Title VIII.

Your further requests for reports concerning the reports requested below have been referred to the appropriate SHA departments for more information. I should have more information regarding a delivery/response date for the information during the first week of November.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Janet L. Brazill
Janet L. Brazill
SHA Public Records Officer
Office of the General Counsel
206-615-3315
206-615-3509
janet.brazill@seattlehousing.org<mailto:janet.brazill@seattlehousing.org>
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST

From: Seattle Housing Authority

Good morning,

In addition to the Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) for Seattle Housing Authority Low-income Public Housing Program, there is an Administrative Plan and Policies for SHA's administration of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (previously known as Section 8). The link to SHA's website location for the Administrative Plan is:

https://www.seattlehousing.org/housing/housing-choice-vouchers/administrative-plan-and-policies

Also you have requested

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

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) recommends that you contact the Seattle Police Department directly for this request. The City of Seattle's site for Public Records Request is

http://www.seattle.gov/public-records/public-records-request-center

Further information responsive to your original request will be provided as it is available. Please let me know if you have further questions.

Regards,

Janet L. Brazill
Janet L. Brazill
SHA Public Records Officer
Office of the General Counsel
206-615-3315
206-615-3509
janet.brazill@seattlehousing.org<mailto:janet.brazill@seattlehousing.org>
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST

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