department of housing and urban development
Public records can help dig into policy makers at all levels, as well as help find out the truth on the ground. This week’s FOIA roundup shows how you can use requests to do the same no matter what subject you’re interested in.
Two months after the deadline set via President Trump’s Executive Order 13777 directing the departments of the federal government to create Regulatory Reform Task Forces, many agencies have still not made public the members comprising the new groups. So who will be deciding which regulations make the cut? Right now, we don’t know.
The are over 26,000 public and subsidized housing units in Boston, with over 58,000 residents living in them. How many of those residents called the Department of Housing and Urban Development hotline to report unsafe or unsanitary conditions in the last ten years? Fourteen months after posing that same question to the HUD, we still have no answer.