How do I report fraud or abuse in a HUD program?

If you are aware of fraud, waste, and abuse in HUD programs and operations, it is important to report it to HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline.

The OIG Hotline takes reports of fraud, waste, abuse, and serious mismanagement in HUD-funded programs and operations and refer such allegations to OIG investigators and auditors, or to HUD program officials to ensure that allegations of wrongdoing are independently addressed.


FRAUD - individuals, groups, or businesses that are stealing taxpayers' monies from HUD.

WASTE - individuals, groups, or businesses that are spending taxpayers' monies in a manner that does not further HUD's mission and goals.

ABUSE - HUD officials or HUD-funded local officials whose actions exceed the authority granted to them by HUD policies and regulations.

SERIOUS MISMANAGEMENT - a significant failure by a HUD program office or a program office entity that is due to managerial incompetence or inattention.

Additional information is available at:

You can report fraud to the OIG hotline by:

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

Faxing:  1-202-708-4829

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-01362