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FOIA News: HUD's FOIA-processing system offline since January

FOIA News (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

HUD’s System for Processing Public Records Requests Died During the Shutdown

The contract for the agency’s electronic system for managing FOIA requests lapsed in early January and hasn’t been renewed. Delays are mounting.

By Molly Parker, The Southern Illinoisan, Feb. 13, 2019

The partial federal shutdown ended weeks ago, but one lingering effect turns out to be citizens’ ability to get public records from a government agency.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s public records management and tracking system has been offline since early January, when a contract to run it lapsed.

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