Van Buren Housing Authority (VBHA) is committed to protecting the integrity of the Housing Programs it administers. As such, VBHA encourages the public to report any fraudulent activity related to VBHA's Public Housing.
To process the suspected fraudulent activity, please provide as much information as possible regarding the person(s) you are reporting and the nature of the violation. The more information that is reported, the better chance there is of determining if fraudulent activity has taken place. Without sufficient information, we will be unable to investigate the suspected activity.
Remember, the information you provide VBHA is strictly confidential. Due to federal regulations, VBHA cannot comment on actions taken after your allegation is reported. It is not possible to obtain the status of the investigation. However, we assure you that all allegations will be reviewed to determine whether or not fraud is taking place and the proper penalties will be issued if fraudulent activity is discovered. We encourage and appreciate your support in this matter.
What is Fraud? Fraud involves false statements, omissions, or actions made with the intent to deceive or mislead, resulting in funds being misused or Housing Program rules violated or circumvented.
Here are a few examples of fraud:
Family has additional occupants living in the home without approval from the Housing Authority.
Family has undeclared income or assets.
Family uses false documents, such as false birth certificates or marriage licenses.
Violations of the Law committed by participants of NSBHA's Housing Programs
Family subleases all or part of the unit.
Family owns or has interest in the unit.
Unit is occupied by both the owner and family
Owner charges/collects additional payments from the family not agreed upon in the lease.
Owner knowingly accepts Housing Authority payments for a vacant unit.