Making a FOIA Request

There are a several things you should know about making a FOIA request.

First, if the document you want is located in a particular field office, please submit your request directly to the appropriate FOIA Requester Service Center.

Second, you must be fairly specific in what you request. Remember, FOIA only provides documents. It doesn't answer questions.

Third, you must agree to pay fees for various costs related to providing the requested records.

Please take a minute to search the home page to see if the information you seek already is available.

Can't find what you're looking for? Then Submit a FOIA request or send an email to Remember, by submitting a FOIA request you are agreeing to pay the necessary fees. Be sure to fill out the form including your daytime telephone number, mailing address and email address.

HUD processes requests using multi-track processing, which allows the Department to process requests on a first-in/first-out basis, within each track.

HUD may expedite your request or appeal if we determine that you have a compelling need for the records or in other cases as determined by the Department. If HUD grants your request for expedited processing, HUD will give your request or appeal priority and will process it as soon as practical.