Friday, December 15, 2017
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Housing and Disaster Fraud

When Disaster Strikes

When it comes to the different kinds of fraud out there, some are certainly worse than others. Some kinds of fraud are so heartless that you have to wonder how these criminals can go through with it. Disaster fraud is one of...

Rules for a Reason

Let's face it? the rules matter (even though we often rebel against them). And when it comes to receiving government benefits, following the rules is particularly important. Agencies use rules to determine who is eligible for benefits and who isn't – an important job...

Two New Yorkers Face Charges in Connection with Public Housing Fraud Cases

In life, there are things that we want, like great jobs and nice cars, and things that we need. At a minimum, the basic needs can be narrowed down to food, clothing and shelter. If you are lacking in one of those three key...

A Public Housing Fraudster Moves to the Big House

Everyone needs a roof over their heads. But times are tough and making the monthly rent payment is hard for some families. That's where Section 8 public housing assistance comes in. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal funding to...

One Too Many Houses

We are all familiar with the challenges of the housing market. For those who struggle to make ends meet, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds a program – managed by local public housing authorities – known as ''Section 8.'' This...

Pennsylvania Saves over $25 Million by Cracking Down on Welfare Fraud

Pennsylvania's Department of Welfare is getting tough on welfare fraud and state legislators are taking notice. State Senator David Argall, who served as chairman of the Senate's Government Management and Cost Study Commission last year, recently praised the Department of Welfare's (DPW) actions to...

Housing Authority Puts 2 and 2 Together

Cars are becoming kryptonite for fraudsters. Just like last week's fraud on the ''blind'' man who was caught on videotape driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, this story from the Associated Press showcases yet another automotive blooper. Housing Authorities in Worcester, Mass. are...

Housing Authority Board Member Commits Fraud (on the Housing Authority)

Working on the board of the Housing Authority comes with benefits – you have an opportunity to help those who need it most, a chance to do some good for the community, and the promise of making a difference. And that's exactly the kind...
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