HOPWA FAQ
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What actions are needed if a client is suspected of fraud?

Date Published: May 2006

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The HOPWA regulations (24 CFR 574.310 (e)(2)) provide guidance on terminating a client's assistance. It is unlawful to provide false information to the government when applying for "federal public benefit programs" (see Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, 31 U.S.C. 3801-3812). Grantees are encouraged to contact their legal counsel and local HUD Field Office for guidance in addressing potential fraud by a HOPWA client. It is recommended that project sponsors maintain a fraud policy within their HOPWA program guidelines.


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