Police Officers Living in Public Housing (Springfield Housing Authority)

Joshua Dankoff filed this request with the Springfield Housing Authority of Springfield, MA.
Multi Request Police Officers Living in Public Housing
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From: Joshua Dankoff

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. Rules, policies, or other practice documents from your municipality and/or agency that lay out whether police department staff (including officers) can receive housing subsidies and/or live in public housing, even if they do not qualify under the income guidelines.

3. Records that indicate for each year from 2016 through 2021 how many police department staff (including officers and staff of all ranks) live in public housing, and the name of the housing development where the officer lives. This can either be a snapshot on January 1st of each year 2016 through 2021, or a summary of the entire period. I am not interested in the names of officers, but rather (1) whether there is a program that exists to allow police officers/staff to live in public housing (outside of income requirements), and (2) the extent of this program, ie whether and how many police officers/staff have lived in public housing during the time period mentioned above.

4. Records that indicate housing allowances or other subsidized housing (not already covered in question 3 above) provided to police department staff (including officers and command staff) from the housing authority.

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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joshua Dankoff

From:

Good Day,

The SHA is in receipt of your Public Record request on May 3rd, 2021.
You first (1) request for the SHA is to provide "Rules, policies, or other practice documents from your municipality and/or agency that lay out whether police department staff (including officers) can receive housing subsidies and/or live in public housing, even if they do not qualify under the income guidelines"; Please note this is not applicable for SHA.

Your second (2) request for the SHA is to provide "Records that indicate for each year from 2016-2021 how many police department staff (including officers and staff of all ranks) live in public housing, and the name of the housing development where the officer lives....whether there is a program that exists to allow police officers/ staff to live in public housing (outside of the income requirements) ... the extent of this program...; Please note there are no records or programs as such with SHA.

Your third (3) request for the SHA is to provide "Records that indicate housing allowance or other subsidized housing (not already covered in question 3 above) provided to police department staff (including officers and command staff) from the housing authority; Please not there are no records and is not applicable with the SHA.

For your convenience, I have attached the faxed document we received from you on 5/3/21.

Have a wonderful day and remainder of week.

Sincerely,

Marieli Román

Executive Department

Springfield Housing Authority

60 Congress Street

Springfield, MA 01104

Tel.: 413.785.4509

Fax: 413.785.4516

711 (V/T)

Email: mroman@shamass.org @@http://mroman@shamass.org@@

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