Trump Org Equal Housing Violations

Elijah Kaplan filed this request with the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.
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From: Elijah Kaplan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents, of any type whatsoever, regarding equal housing violations by the Trump Organization or its subsidiaries

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.


Elijah Kaplan

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development


Your request has been transferred to HUD's New York Field Office for processing.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

A no responsive documents response.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development


Your request has been transferred to HUD's New York Field Office for processing.
Contact Adam Glantz or Maria Cestaro at 212-542-7537 to get additional information.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello, Thisemail acknowledges the Department of Housing and Urban Development’spresent continuation pursuit to respond to your Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request. Pursuantto the FOIA, 5 USC 552(a)(6)(A)(i), once HUD properly receives a FOIA request,the Department has 20 working days within which to make a determination on therequest unless unusual circumstances exist. Under unusual circumstances, suchas an agency’s backlog, or the need to examine a voluminous amount of recordsrequired by the request, HUD can extend the 20-day time limit for processing arequest.  Presently, unusual and exceptional circumstances exist. Inaddition, HUD has experienced FOIA staff changes that have contributed to atremendous backlog and extensive delays in the ability to process incomingrequests in a timely, and other changes as well asfield policy changes that have contributed to a tremendous backlog andextensive delays in the ability to process incoming requests in a timelymanner. I’vebeen recently assigned to process your FOIA request. The Department apologizesfor any delay occurrences while processing your FOIA request. Please confirm that youwant to (1) show interest to continue with your request as it was initiallysubmitted; (2) modify your request to prioritize and segment it to receivevarious parts at interims; (3) reduce the size and scope of the request toreceive a timely response to better accommodate your current need; or (4)withdraw your request to resubmit it later at a more opportune time within 10business days from the date of this letter via email to me  If we don’t hear from you within that time, theDepartment will conclude that you are no longer interested in pursuing your request and it willbe administratively withdrawn for you. e are asking that you please keepin mind the following: 1. Presently unusual and exceptional circumstances exists within the Department’sFOIA processing program; 2. Although the FOIA provides a right of access to federal agency records thatexist and can be located in federal agency files, the FOIAdoes not require agencies to conduct research for requesters, to analyze data, toanswer questions, to create new records (such as lists or statistics) in response to a FOIA requestor provide regular updates; and 3. You have an option to reschedule your FOIA request by amending your request toreduce its volume or withdraw your request for alater date more suitable. Also, you may contact the Office of GovernmentInformation Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administrationto inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer.  The contactinformation for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services NationalArchives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS College Park, Maryland 20740-6001 Telephone: 202-741-5770, toll free at 1-877-684-6448 FAX: 202- 741-5769 Email: at If youdecide to appeal, your appeal should include copies of your original requestand this response, as well as a discussion of the reasons supporting theappeal.   The envelope should be plainly marked to indicate that itcontains a FOIA appeal and be addressed to: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Attention:  FOIA Appeals Office of General Counsel Office of Ethics and Appeals Law Division 451Seventh Street, SW, Suite 2130 Washington, DC 20410 Telephone: (202) 708-3815 You mayalso submit your appeal on line at: offices/administration/foia/ foiaappeals or email at

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Good afternoon Mr. Kaplan,
Please see the attached still interested letter in reference to your FOIA request.
Thank you