Taylor Amarel filed this request with the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Aug. 1, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain that last 200 pages of emails sent to, from, or copied to

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Taylor Amarel

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you, I appreciate the acknowledgement.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development


Muckrock submitted a FOIA request to HUD asking for "copies of the last 200 pages of emails sent to, from, or copied to"
Your request asks for emails from a HUD email account. Your request requires utilization of the Department's eDiscovery tool for a search for responsive records. The Department's eDiscovery tool is contracted with a third-party. The system utilized by this contractor auto-assigns a collection date on a first-in-first-out basis, and is capable of collecting records for a set number of custodians per day. As a result, the Department does not maintain direct control over the collection process and cannot alter the scheduled collection date for a particular request. Given the high volume of requests for eDiscovery searches, the third-party system is operating at capacity with a significant backlog. Once the record collection has been completed, responsive records will be delivered to the FOIA Branch for review. At that time, we will work diligently to finalize your request as quickly as possible.

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you very much, I appreciate the update.