Use of "Still Interested" letters (Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Use of "Still Interested" letters


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents mentioning or describing any use of "Still Interested" letters (i.e. letters inquiring if the requester is still interested in the records requested) in the processing and/or closure of FOIA requests, including but not limited to:

* The original proposal for their use
* Materials authorizing the use of any of the letters
* Controlling policies or procedures
* Any reports or statistics tracking their use, responses received and/or impact on any FOIA backlog
* Communications with OGIS regarding "Still Interested" letters
* Communications between the FOIA offices and and general counsel's/legal services office discussing or mentioning "still interested" letters
* Materials describing or discussing the number of days given to requesters to respond
* Materials describing the agency's policy on reopening requests when a requester responds after the period of time specified in the letter

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.


Emma Best

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

From: Rosenberg, Howard
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:30 PM
To: '' <>
Subject: acknowledgment letter of your FOIA request of 8/26/19

From: Emma North-Best


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Emma Best



  • 08/26/2019


  • 08/27/2019

    19-FI-HQ-01855 Acknowledgment Letter (Emma Best)

  • 09/20/2019

    19-FI-HQ-01855 Final Reply Letter and Docs (Emma Best)