FOIA

Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq, allows certain persons to receive copies or make inspections of most public records of public bodies upon written request. The person must sufficiently describe the records he or she seeks.

A fee may be charged to cover the cost of complying with a FOIA request.

FOIA requests must include all the following information:

  • Individual (other than one who claims indigence)
    • Complete name
    • Address – Must be written in compliance with United States Postal Service addressing standards.
    • Contact information – Must include a valid telephone number and/or email address.
  • Person (other than individual)
    • Complete name of person’s agent
    • Address of person’s agent – Must be written in compliance with United States Postal Service addressing standards.
    • Contact information of person’s agent – Must include a valid telephone number and/or email address.

If a good faith deposit is required, it must be paid within 45 days, or the request is considered abandoned.

Learn more about the Freedom of Information Act on the Michigan Legislature website.

Michigan Talent and Economic Development is the Department that contains the autonomous agencies of Michigan Land Bank, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Michigan Talent Investment Agency.  Each of these autonomous bodies of government have their own FOIA Coordinator to which requests may be submitted.

Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan FOIA requests can be sent by email or mail to:  

Talent and Economic Development Development Department of Michigan 
Attn: FOIA Coordinator - Tom Shaver
105 West Allegan Street 2nd Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: 517-241-3659
Email: ShaverT1@michigan.gov

Michigan Land Bank FOIA requests can be sent by email or mail to:

Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority
Attn: FOIA Coordinator - Patrick Ennis
105 West allegan Street 3rd Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: 517-335-2930
Email: MLBFOIA@michigan.gov

Michigan State Housing Development Authority FOIA requests can be sent by email or mail to:

Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Attn: FOIA Coordinator - Richard Norton
735 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: 517-335-2009
Email: MSHDA-FOIA@michigan.gov

Michigan Economic Development Corporation/ Michigan Strategic Fund FOIA requests can be sent by email or mail to:

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Strategic Fund
Attn: FOIA Coordinator - Rhonda Bishop
300 North Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Phone: 517-335-3570
Email: BishopR6@michigan.org

Michigan Talent Investment Agency FOIA requests can be sent by email or mail to:

Michigan Talent Investment Agency
Attn: FOIA Coordinator - Heather McBrien
201 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-241-0354
Fax: 517-241-8217
Email: McbrienH@michigan.gov

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency
FOIA Liaison - Ivory Bennett
3024 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 12-100
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-456-3435
Fax: 313-456-2733
Email: TIA-FOIA-UI@michigan.gov 

Michigan Workforce Development Agency
FOIA Liaison - Matthew Shilling
201 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913
Email: ShillingM@michigan.gov
Phone: 517-242-3623
Fax: 517-373-9313

Our Commitment to Transparency

Our department is committed to helping members of the public seeking a public record from the department or agency in navigating the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act or other law applicable to public records. The Transparency liaison will advocate for the disclosure of public records in a quick and cost-efficient manner.

For assistance with Talent and Economic Development Department, Michigan Land Bank and Michigan Talent Investment Agency FOIA requests, contact:

Transparency Liaison - Erica Quealy
Phone: 517-241-1162
Email: QuealyE@michigan.gov

For assistance with Michigan Economic Development Corporation FOIA requests, contact:

Transparency Liaison - Lynne A. Feldpausch
Phone: 517-335-0587
Email: FeldpauschL@michigan.org

For assistance with Michigan State Housing Development Authority FOIA requests, contact:

Transparency Liaison - Kara Hart-Negrich
Phone: 517-335-2273
Email: hartnegrichk@michigan.gov

View the Department's written procedures and guidelines.
View the Detailed Itemization of Fees