Reporting Fraud

The Sarasota Housing Authority is committed to protecting the integrity of the housing programs that we administer and ensuring that benefits are received only by eligible households in accordance with federal regulations.

If you have reason to believe that any fraudulent activity or program violations are taking place in connection with any of our housing programs, we ask that you promptly bring the matter to our attention. You can report fraud or criminal activity anonymously by completing the Online Form.

What Is Fraud?

Fraud involves false statements, omissions, or actions made with the intent to deceive or mislead, resulting in funds being misused or program rules violated or circumvented. Other program violations include criminal activity or behavior that disrupts the health and safety of other residents. These are program violations that may be committed by an applicant, resident, landlord, or vendor

Examples of voucher holder or resident fraud or program violations include:

  • Not reporting income or total amount of income
  • Subletting a subsidized apartment/home
  • Having a voucher issued by the Housing Authority and another agency/owner
  • Allowing people not on the lease to live in the apartment
  • Criminal activity

How to Report Fraud

There are two ways to report fraud. You may remain anonymous.


Fill out our Reporting Fraud Form Online
Report Fraud Form


Call our Fraud Hotline at 941-361-6210 ext. 396