NASHVILLE, TN/ATLANTA, GA (Jan. 31, 2017): Southeastern Legal Foundation filed suit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for its failure to even acknowledge receipt of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request SLF submitted in November 2016. SLF is seeking records related to known communications between HUD and the City of Nashville regarding the City’s newly enacted, so-called “affordable housing” mandate and Tennessee’s state law banning such mandates for rental properties. HUD has been active across the U.S. in encouraging cities and counties to force property owners to pay for affordable housing as a condition of permitting them to build on their own property, a practice that SLF believes is patently unconstitutional. What is HUD hiding? Once we get the public records, we will let you know.
Click here for the FOIA complaint filed against HUD, Jan. 31, 2017