U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Apr 01, 2023

§ 15.101 - Proactive disclosures of department records.

(a) In General. Records that are required to be made available for public inspection in an electronic format are accessible on the Department's Web site at http://www.hud.gov/FOIA. Published agency records, whether or not they are available for purchase, are made available for examination. Each HUD office (headquarters and field) has a FOIA Public Liaison that can assist individuals in locating records. A list of the Department's FOIA Public Liaisons is available at http://www.hud.gov/FOIA.

(b) Electronic FOIA reading room. As required by 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2), HUD makes records created on or after November 1, 1996, available through its electronic FOIA Reading Room, located on HUD's FOIA Web site at http://www.hud.gov/FOIA. These records include:

(1) Final opinions and orders.

(2) Public access to high-value, machine readable datasets via http://www.data.gov.

(3) Statements of policy and interpretation, including:

(i) HUD's Client and Information Policy Systems (HUDCLIPS);

(ii) Housing policy;

(iii) Public and Indian Housing policy and regulations;

(iv) Public and Indian Housing policy and guidance (PHA Plans); and

(v) Community Planning and Development policy and guidance.

(4) Administrative staff manuals.

(5) HUD's online library.

(6) Fair housing information.

(7) Copies of all records, regardless of form or format that have been released to any person under § 15.105; and

(i) Because of the nature of their subject matter, the agency determines that the records have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially the same records; or

(ii) Have been requested three or more times.

(8) Report for the preceding fiscal year submitted to the U.S. Attorney General and the Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) as required by 5 U.S.C. 552(e) and the raw statistical data used in each report. This report will be made available:

(i) Without charge, license, or registration requirement;

(ii) In an aggregated, searchable format; and

(iii) In a format that may be downloaded in bulk.

(c) Frequently requested materials. HUD also makes frequently requested materials available on its FOIA Web site at http://www.hud.gov/FOIA. These frequently requested materials include information related to:

(1) Highest-scoring funding grant applications.

(2) Purchase charge cardholders.

(3) FHA refunds.

(4) FHA-approved lenders.

(5) Homes for sale.

(6) How to buy a HUD home.

(7) How to apply for public housing and Section 8 housing.

(8) Housing for the elderly.

(9) Housing for individuals with disabilities.

(10) HUD contracting home page.

(11) FHA mortgage insurance programs.

(12) HUD handbooks.

(13) HUD programs.

(14) HUD telephone directory.

(15) HUD homes listing.

(16) HUD's organization.

(17) Multifamily housing data.

(18) Public housing authority contact information.

(19) Weekly listing of multifamily properties for sale.

(20) Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) materials.

(21) Grants.

(22) FOIA request logs.

[80 FR 49145, Aug. 17, 2015, as amended at 82 FR 3622, Jan. 12, 2017; 82 FR 21694, May 10, 2017]