Access to Public Housing for Formerly Incarcerated People (St. Louis Housing Authority)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the St. Louis Housing Authority of St. Louis, MO.
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From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From:

Attached please find a response to your August 13, 2018 request for information.

Krista S. Peyton

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Krista S. Peyton
General Counsel

3520 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
p 314.286.4231
f 314.289.7231
kpeyton@slha.org<mailto:kpeyton@slha.org>
www.slha.org<http://www.slha.org/>
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From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
Thank you for promptly providing responsive documents. 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: St. Louis Housing Authority

Hello:

I have received your follow up request. The request is extensive and it will take more than three days to identify responsive documents. Please allow for a minimum of two weeks.

-Krista Peyton

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Krista S. Peyton
General Counsel

3520 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
p 314.286.4231
f 314.289.7231
kpeyton@slha.org<mailto:kpeyton@slha.org>
www.slha.org<http://www.slha.org/>
Confidential Attorney Work Product/Attorney-Client Privileged Communication. This message is confidential, attorney work product and subject to the attorney-client communication privilege. It is intended solely for the use of the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, or the person responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby advised that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply email or delete and/or destroy the original and all copies of the email message.

From: St. Louis Housing Authority

We are working to identify the documents you are seeking. I hope to have a response to you by the end of this week.

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Krista S. Peyton
General Counsel

3520 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
p 314.286.4231
f 314.289.7231
kpeyton@slha.org<mailto:kpeyton@slha.org>
www.slha.org<http://www.slha.org/>
Confidential Attorney Work Product/Attorney-Client Privileged Communication. This message is confidential, attorney work product and subject to the attorney-client communication privilege. It is intended solely for the use of the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, or the person responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby advised that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply email or delete and/or destroy the original and all copies of the email message.

From: St. Louis Housing Authority

Hello:

Response below in bold.

-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

Attached please find 9.7 Criminal Background, from SLHA Housing Choice Voucher Program, 4.5.6 from SLHA Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy

-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

Attached please find the waiting list for public housing.

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

SLHA does not maintain such a log.

-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
SLHA does not have grievances/ complaints of discrimination with the words/phases listed in the request.

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Krista S. Peyton
General Counsel

3520 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
p 314.286.4231
f 314.289.7231
kpeyton@slha.org<mailto:kpeyton@slha.org>
www.slha.org<http://www.slha.org/>
Confidential Attorney Work Product/Attorney-Client Privileged Communication. This message is confidential, attorney work product and subject to the attorney-client communication privilege. It is intended solely for the use of the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, or the person responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby advised that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply email or delete and/or destroy the original and all copies of the email message.

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