How to Report Abuse of Coronavirus Housing Funds
The federal government has made many funds available to state and local governments for housing assistance. These critical funds have been a lifeline for tenants all across the country. With assistance, they have been able to pay rent in order to stay in their homes as a deadly global pandemic rages outside. Unfortunately, some people have abused the system to access funds for which they do not qualify. These fraudulent acts prevent others – who truly need help – from getting financial assistance when they need it the most. This is why it is important to report anyone you learn has been abusing housing assistance funds.
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation has established a website where complaints can be filed directly with the state. This is a simple online form that can be quickly filled out. Now that a second round of housing funds has been made available to the state, it will be more important than ever to be on the lookout for fraud and abuse.
Governor DeSantis’ office estimates that about $850 million will be made available to local governments and housing programs for the purpose of housing assistance. These funds are not, however, nearly enough to help every Florida family that needs them. This is why it is so important to be sure the funds are not stolen by those who do not qualify for them.
Speak with Casselberry and Oviedo Foreclosure Attorneys
The experienced Florida eviction attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina are here to help all Florida tenants stay in their homes to stop the spread ofCOVID-19. Let us answer your questions about reporting fraud and abuse of housing funds, accessing assistance programs, or other options for keeping your family in their home during this difficult time. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.