Any increase in income, such as wages from a new job or an expected pay raise or
All assets, such as bank accounts, savings bonds, certificates of deposit, stocks, real
estate, etc., that are owned by you or any member of your household.
All income from assets, such as interest from savings and checking accounts, stock
Any business or asset (your home) that you sold in the last two years at less than full
The names of everyone, adults or children, relatives and non-relatives, who are living
with you and make up your household.
(Important Notice for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita Evacuees: HUD’s
reporting requirements may be temporarily waived or suspended because of your
circumstances. Contact the local housing agency before you complete the housing
If you don’t understand something on the application or recertification forms, always ask
questions. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Watch Out for Housing Assistance Scams!
• Don’t pay money to have someone fill out housing assistance application and
recertification forms for you.
• Don’t pay money to move up on a waiting list.
• Don’t pay for anything that is not covered by your lease.
• Get a receipt for any money you pay.
• Get a written explanation if you are required to pay for anything other than rent
(maintenance or utility charges).
If you know of anyone who provided false information on a HUD housing assistance
application or recertification or if anyone tells you to provide false information, report that
person to the HUD Office of Inspector General Hotline. You can call the Hotline toll-free
Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, at 1-800-347-3735.
You can fax information to (202) 708-4829 or e-mail it to Hotline@hudoig.gov
. You can
write the Hotline at:
HUD OIG Hotline, GFI
Washington, DC 20410