Report Housing Fraud

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin has a Fraud Investigation Unit dedicated solely to investigating allegations of suspected fraud by Housing Choice Voucher tenants and landlords, and Public Housing tenants. The Compliance Investigation Unit also handles all debt collections.

What is Fraud?

Here are some examples of fraudulent activities that are considered criminal violations:

Once convicted, offenders may face prison terms, probation, mandatory restitution, and termination from housing assistance.

To Report Fraud or Criminal Activity

When reporting fraud or crime please be as specific as possible regarding the possible fraudulent activities in your voicemail or email message. If you prefer to talk to us, please leave your name, phone number and the best time to contact you. All calls are confidential and you may choose to remain anonymous at all times.

Download the Violation Report Form (PDF)