Housing Choice Voucher Program: Limited Indications of Potential Fraud Against Participants Identified, Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 2MB]
"With the goal of providing safe, decent, affordable housing, HUD [Department of Housing and Urban Development] provides rental assistance to low-income households through its HCV [Housing Choice Voucher] program, administered locally by approximately 2,200 PHAs [Public Housing Agency] around the country. In fiscal year 2016, the HCV program received approximately $20 billion in funding and provided rental assistance to approximately 2.4 million households. Local demand in the program may exceed voucher supply, and individuals may wait years before receiving a voucher. After receiving a voucher, participants have a limited amount of time to secure a rental. Accordingly, PHAs have issued alerts about criminals targeting program participants with fraud schemes, such as by claiming to offer admission to the program for a fee"
|Publisher:||United States. Government Accountability Office|
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