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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is committed to protecting HUD’s programs, operations, and beneficiaries from dishonest individuals and organizations. However, we cannot do it alone. We rely on you, regardless of your level of involvement in a HUD program. That includes not only HUD employees, but the thousands of people that administer HUD programs; people such as occupancy specialists, accounting staff commissioners, loan officers, appraisers, executive directors, grantee staff, and everyone else working in a HUD funded program. It includes applicants for, and people receiving, HUD benefits, such as tenants receiving rental assistance, borrowers with HUD insured loans, or citizens having their communities restored using HUD grants.

You have a precious resource: information. You see and hear what is happening in your HUD business dealings. For some, it is a onetime event, and for others it may be daily, but everyone could have that one bit of information that is crucial in stopping fraud.

Everyone has a B.I.T. in solving the fraud puzzle.