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Report Fraud

Help HUD's Secretary to ensure the integrity of departmental operations by reporting suspected fraud, waste, abuse or gross mismanagement in HUD programs or operations:

Report Fraud FAQ

Will my identity be protected?

  • We protect the identity of confidential Federal government employee informants and sources to the maximum extent required by the IG Act of 1978.
  • We will protect the identity of non-Federal government employees who report information and request confidentiality.

What types of Reports are received by the Hotline?

  • Named or Identified Sources
  • Confidential Sources
  • Anonymous Sources

What should I report to the Hotline?

  • Violations of Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to HUD programs and funding
  • Substantial and specific danger to health or public safety at HUD Public/Multifamily Housing Developments
  • Contract and Procurement Irregularities
  • Theft and Abuse of Government Property
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Abuse of Authority
  • Conflict of Interests
  • Housing Subsidy Fraud
  • Serious Mismanagement
  • Ethics Violations by HUD Officials
  • Bribery

What types of reports are not accepted by the OIG Hotline?

Maintenance Issues in Public Housing
Please direct these to the Office of Public Housing, www.hud.gov/offices/pih, 1-800-955-2232

Maintenance Issues in Multifamily
Please direct these to the Office of Multifamily, http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/hc/..., 1-800-685-8470

Housing Voucher, Rent Calculations, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Evictions in Public Housing
Please direct these to the Office of Public Housing, www.hud.gov/offices/pih, 1-800-955-2232

Rent Calculations, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Evictions in Multifamily
Please direct these to the Office of Multifamily, http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/hc/..., 1-800-685-8470

Community Planning and Development
Please direct these to the Office of Community Planning and Development, http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/complaints.cfm

Single Family Housing
Please direct these to the Office of Single Family Housing, http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/fha...

Housing Discrimination
Please direct these to the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination, 1-800-669-9777

Whistleblower Disclosures and Whistleblower Retaliation Issues
Please direct these to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov/wbdisc.htm, 1-800-872-9855

Conventional Mortgages
Please direct these to the Federal Trade Commission, www.ftc.gov/oig/contactus.shtm, 1-877-382-4357

Foreclosures
Please direct these to HUD's National Servicing Center, http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/avoiding_foreclosure, 1-888-297-8685

Mortgage Insurance Premium Refund Questions/Complaints
Please direct these to HUD's Support Service Center 451 7th Street, S.W. Washington , DC 20410. http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/comp/refunds/fhafact.cfm, 1-800-697-6967

What information do I need to provide to the Hotline?

  • WHO (Names, addresses, phone numbers)
  • WHAT (Specific events and evidence; loss to HUD program)
  • WHEN (Date, time, frequency)
  • WHERE (Location, City, State, Housing Authority)
  • WHY (Gain to violator)
  • HOW (What scheme was used)
  • Include any documentation to support the allegation(s). Information that is too vague or cannot be supported can result in a closed report, without any action taken.
  • You must submit a written statement in support of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and/or mismanagement

What will happen after making a report?

  • If your identity is known by us, you may be contacted by an investigator or auditor for additional information.
  • The decision to pursue a Hotline report either through an investigation, audit or review rests exclusively with the OIG. The OIG will not provide you with case status updates or other information while the case is under review.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE PROVIDE YOU WITH THE "STATUS" OF ACTION TAKEN ON AN ALLEGATION.

What if the OIG does not open a case?

Many of the reports the Hotline receives do not result in audits, investigations, or reviews because they are HUD program related or administrative matters. In these situations, we will make every attempt to forward the report to the appropriate HUD office or other government agency.

You will not receive a response on issues not related to the OIG.

 
Call

HUD OIG Hotline Phone:
1-800-347-3735 (Toll-Free)
 

Write

HUD Inspector General Hotline (GFI)
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
 

Fax

202-708-4829
 

E-mail

HOTLINE@hudoig.gov