Contact the HUD Office of Inspector General Hotline at 1-800-347-3735 to report Section 8 fraud. Alternatively, you can fax your information to 1-202-708-4829 or email it to Hotline@hudoig.gov.
Alert the Inspector General if you have information that a Section 8 applicant provided false information on the initial application or during HUD's re-certification process. This includes misrepresenting income and assets or not reporting an increase in income. As HUD explains, Section 8 fraud may result in the termination of assistance benefits, fines of up to $10,000 and prison time of up to five years.
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Contact your local police department if you believe that a Section 8 tenant is involved in illegal activity, such as drug use or sale. In addition to breaking the law, this represents a breach of their Section 8 agreement and, quite possibly, a violation of the lease that they signed with their private market landlord.