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FOIA Overview

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, has separate liaisons and regulations from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §552. The OIG has implemented the FOIA at 24 C.F.R. Part 2002. These regulations explain the full procedures for requesting information from the OIG under the FOIA. Below please find these regulations:
OIG's FOIA RegulationsHUD's FOIA Regulations

The OIG's Chief FOIA Officer is Jeremy Kirkland, Counsel to the Inspector General. The FOIA Public Liaison is Richard Johnson, Deputy Counsel.

Questions and Concerns about FOIA Requests

Please direct all FOIA questions including questions concerning the status of your request to the Service Center. If you have concerns about the service you receive, you may submit them to the Service Center or to Richard Johnson, Deputy Counsel and FOIA Public Liaison, at 202-708-1613.

Appealing a FOIA Denial

The OIG's FOIA Regulation, 24 C.F.R. §2002.25, provides for administrative review by the Inspector General of any denial of information if a written appeal is filed within 30 days from the date of the OIG’s response letter. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked ""Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” Your appeal should be addressed to the Inspector General, 451 7th Street, SW, Suite 8260, Washington, DC 20410, and should be accompanied by a copy of your initial request, a copy of the response letter, and your statement of circumstances, reasons, and arguments supporting disclosure of the requested information.