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Report Fraud

We encourage and appreciate your support in this matter. As taxpayers, we all have a stake in ensuring that federal housing assistance funds are distributed properly.

Do You Know Someone Who...

  • Doesn't report their total income?
  • Doesn't report everyone living in the household?
  • Rents or sublets their apartment?
  • Steals time, money or resources from HACB?
  • More examples of Fraud

If You Do, Money is Being Wasted!

Keep the money where it belongs - at work in your development to fund: play areas . . . community centers . . . landscaping . . . after school programs . . .senior activities . . . elevators

You Can Help By Reporting Fraud

All residents are encouraged to report fraud, waste and serious mismanagement that occurs on HACB property, to ensure that your taxpayer dollars are being well spent.

Report incidences of fraud immediately while the facts are still fresh in your mind. Reports that are too vague or those that cannot be supported with documentation, are likely to result in a closed report, without any action being taken. Be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Who was involved? (Names, addresses, phone numbers if available)
  • What happened? (Summary of events, additional sources of evidence)
  • When did it happen? (Date, time, frequency)
  • Where did it happen? (Location, city, state)
  • Why was it done? (Estimated loss to HACB, estimated gain to violator)
  • How did it happen? (Scheme or plot used to commit the offense)

Contact HACB's Fraud Officer

HACB's fraud officer investigates and helps to eliminate corruption, criminal activity, conflicts of interest, and unethical conduct by HACB officers, employees, residents, and others who are doing business with, or receiving funds from HACB. There are five ways to make a report:
  • Call: (530) 895-4474 x226
  • Fax: (530) 895-4459
  • E-mail: fraud@butte-housing.com
  • Postal mail:

    Housing Authority of the County of Butte
    Fraud Officer
    2039 Forest Ave.
    Chico, CA 95928

All Reports Are Kept Confidential

The HACB works diligently to protect the identities of complainants, or individuals who make reports. There are rare circumstances when it may be necessary for the HACB to release the identity of a complainant. However, by disclosing your identity to the HACB, you help to expedite the pending case by making it easier for the HACB to contact you to answer any follow-up questions.

Fraud Investigations and Enforcement

The information you provide to HACB regarding suspected fraud is strictly confidential. Due to federal regulations, HACB cannot comment on actions taken after your allegation is reported. It is not necessary or possible for you to obtain the status of the investigation.

HACB Fraud Form
HACB Fraud Poster
HUD Fraud - Things You Should Know


Main Office:
2039 Forest Ave.
Chico, CA 95928

Phone: 530-895-4474
Fax: 530-895-4469
TDD: 800-735-2929
E-Mail: Info@Butte-Housing.com

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