Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General's (OIG) mission is independent and objective reporting to the Secretary and the Congress for the purpose of bringing about positive change in the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of HUD operations. The Office of Inspector General became statutory with the signing of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452).

If you are aware of fraud or waste in HUD-Funded Programs or Operations:

1.) Call the OIG hotline toll-free at 800-347-3735 (10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST);
2.) E-mail
3.) Write:
HUD-OIG Hotline (GFI)
451 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
4.) Fax – 202-708-4829

If you want to learn more, visit the OIG Hotline at

OIG Hotline

The Hotline is the primary report intake operation for HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG). The Hotline takes reports of fraud, waste, abuse, or serious mismanagement in HUD or HUD-funded programs from HUD employees, contractors, and the public. The Hotline coordinates reviews of these reports with OIG auditors and investigators or with HUD program offices. The Hotline is staffed by OIG employees who are familiar with HUD programs and OIG audit and investigative requirements.

What should I report to the Hotline?
  • Violations of Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to HUD programs and funding
  • Substantial and specific danger to health or public safety at HUD Public/Multifamily Housing Developments
  • Contract and Procurement Irregularities
  • Theft and Abuse of Government Property
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Abuse of Authority
  • Conflict of Interests
  • Housing Subsidy Fraud
  • Serious Mismanagement
  • Ethics Violations by HUD Officials
  • Bribery