The Hotline is the primary means to submit allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement or Whistleblower related matters within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HUD Funded programs to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
This website is designed to allow you to provide tip information to the HUD OIG to assist with its missions as set forth in the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.
HUD OIG accepts reports of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in HUD or HUD-funded programs from HUD employees, contractors, and the public. For the following types of complaints about HUD or its programs, or for general questions, see the information below or contact the HUD office nearest to you.
HUD OIG focuses on reports of fraud or mismanagement with high dollar losses or significant community impact. We try to identify and combine individual reports where possible. For the types of schemes we investigate, see Common Fraud Schemes.
HUD OIG does not investigate routine or administrative complaints that should be reported to HUD program staff, local administrators or other agencies. We also do not provide program information or become involved in day to day program administration. If your complaint is related to one of the types of items listed below, please use the links or phone numbers to raise your concern with the appropriate party.
- Public Housing
Maintenance Issues, Housing Vouchers, Rent Calculations, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Evictions, Troublesome Neighbors.
- Multifamily Housing (HUD subsidized apartments)
Maintenance Issues, Rent Calculations, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Evictions, Troublesome Neighbors.
- Manufactured Housing (mobile homes)
Defects in the home or issues with the sale.
- Community Planning and Development (grants)
Help with rental, homebuyer, and homeowner assistance, homelessness, and disaster assistance (unless the allegation involves theft of grant funds, or serious noncompliance with program requirements which should be reported to OIG).
- Federal Housing Administration
Mortgage Originations/Applications unless the allegation involves falsifying documents.
- Foreclosures of FHA Mortgages or Short Sales of Properties with FHA Mortgages
- Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association - GNMA)
Unless allegations involve misuse of funds, or serious noncompliance with program regulations/requirements.
Contact: Ginnie Mae
- Conventional Mortgages (Not FHA)
If the allegation involves fraud in conventional loans:
- Contact: Your local FBI Office or online via the FBI Tips and Public Leads form
- Contact: Federal Housing Finance Agency OIG or 800-793-7724
- Housing Discrimination
- Interstate Land Sales
Misrepresentations in mailings or interstate commerce about lots for sale that need to be registered with HUD.
Write Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-8000.
- FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Refund Questions and Complaints
- FHA Title 1 or 203k Programs
Shoddy repair work.
- RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act)
All RESPA complaints.
Contact: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau