Report Housing Program Abuse:

Do you know a Public Housing Tenant or a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Participant who is committing housing program abuse?

Housing program abuse is an action or failure to act that allows a Public Housing tenant, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) participant, or HCVP landlord to receive benefits for which the person is not entitled to receive. A person who knowingly withholds information, fails to report a change in the family's circumstances, or otherwise engages in activity prohibited by program regulations.

The HACSJ receives federal funding for its housing programs. Each assisted household is determined eligible by HACSJ staff. The majority of families receiving housing assistance from HACSJ, and HCVP landlords, are honest and follow program rules. However, there are some who donít. Because we are committed to the integrity and effectiveness of all of our housing programs and operations, we welcome tips and other information leading to an investigation of program abuse.

An HCVP participant or Public Housing tenant who abuses the housing program, is one who is:

An HCVP landlord who abuses the housing program, is one who is...

You Can Help by Reporting Housing Program Abuse

Report incidences of program abuse promptly. You can use any of the following options:

Provide as much information as you can in great detail. You can also provide documents and photos of evidence. Also, it's very helpful if you have the names and contact information of people willing to talk to an investigator.

Reports that are too vague or that can't be supported by documentation and/or corroborating witnesses may result in having to close the investigation without any action being taken.

You donít have to give us your name. Even if you do, it will be kept confidential.

Please submit only one form per incident.

Additionally: You may observe something that you suspect is unlawful. Suspected criminal activity should always be promptly reported to the local police department.

All Reports Are Kept Confidential but the information contained will be used to initiate an investigation.

Penalties for Public Housing tenants or HCVP Participants Who Commit Housing Program Abuse Include:

Note: The HACSJ "Program Abuse Form" above is ONLY for reporting housing program abuse within HACSJs jurisdiction or San Joaquin County. Program abuse reporting for other Housing Authorityís jurisdictions can be done by contacting that agency.

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