Fraud and Criminal Activity

What is Fraud?

Client/Tenant:

  • Failure to report all income or assets of all household members
  • Knowingly under-reporting income or assets of all household members
  • Using false identity or Social Security Numbers
  • Using false documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, or deeds
  • Giving an incorrect number of family members in the household
  • Obtaining duplicate assistance or subletting all or part of the unit
  • Renting from a family member
  • Participating in drug activity or violent criminal activity

Landlord:

  • Charging additional rent or side payments
  • Renting to a family member
  • Living in the Subsidized units

Offenders may face prison terms, probation, mandatory restitution and termination from housing assistance.