The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which was enacted in 1966, gives any person the right to request access to federal agency records or information. All agencies of the U.S. government are required to disclose records upon receipt of a written request, except for those documents that are protected from disclosure.
While NeighborWorks America is not an agency of the U.S. government, it is subject to FOIA by its enabling legislation. FOIA requests to NeighborWorks America under FOIA must be submitted in writing. Both the request and the envelope (if applicable) should be clearly marked
FOIA requests related to investigations or reviews by NeighborWorks America’s internal auditor should be submitted using the process described above and these
In keeping with our desire for transparency and accountability, we have made a number of reports available to the public. Read the documents
FOIA exists to empower the public with information and to encourage transparency in government. As a responsible steward of appropriated federal dollars, NeighborWorks America is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities under FOIA.
NeighborWorks America provides information in three different ways:
Virtual reading room
An FOIA document request allows members of the public to request records that are not already available on the NeighborWorks America website or in our virtual reading room
NeighborWorks America will produce any and all documents related to an FOIA request that can be located with reasonable time and effort. However, FOIA provides exemptions for certain protected material; if any of these apply to a requested record, it will be withheld.
If you are interested in submitting a FOIA request to us, please read through our guidelines.
For more information, contact our FOIA officer at: