HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) has alerted all housing authorities of the concern of possible fraud in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The alert concerns landlords in the Housing Choice Voucher program who are requiring participants to pay rent in excess of the amount authorized by the housing authority. This is known as side payments. The notice advises that the OIG will cooperate with efforts to bring offending landlords to justice and to remedy their wrongs.
Glendale Housing will also remind our program families that they should not pay any additional rent payments above the amount authorized by Glendale Community Housing, and to report a landlord that is requesting any such payments.