The Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) is committed to combating fraud, waste and program abuse.
We take seriously any credible allegations regarding criminal activity, violations of program regulations or misconduct involving HACA employees, contractors, vendors or clients.
Alert eyes and ears of law-abiding citizens are often the key to uncovering instances of wrongdoing. We welcome and encourage you to report suspected activity by:
Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis
Attention: Fraud Investigations
1217 Madison Street. Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 263-8926 (must indicate HACA on fax)
Contact the Annapolis Police Department
- For all emergencies: 911
- Administrative Offices: 410-268-9000
- Direct to Police Dispatch: 410-268-4141
- Anonymous Tips: 410-280-CLUE
- Fax: 410-268-9472
- Address: 199 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
You may also contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG)
To make an anonymous report to HUD OIG, call the HUD OIG Hotline at 1-800-347-3735 to speak to one of their analysts and submit your complaint regarding fraud, serious waste, abuse, and gross mismanagement. Call Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST.
For more information visit the HUD Office of Inspector General website.
WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED?
To act on your allegation, we need you to provide as much identifying information as possible regarding the suspect, victim, and the details of what has occurred. The more you can tell us, the better chance we have of determining whether a crime has been committed. Your information should include the following:
- Who committed the fraud? (include suspect name, Social Security number, date of birth, address, and telephone number)
- What exactly did the suspect do?
- Where did the fraud take place?
- When did it happen? Is it still taking place?
- How was the fraud committed?
- Do you know why the person committed the fraud?
- Who else has knowledge of the potential violation?
CONFIDENTIALITY OF IDENTITY
HACA understands that informants may believe disclosing their identities may create problems or place them in danger. We will protect the identity of complainants to the maximum extent allowed by law, and only release your identity to those officials who have a need to know. HACA employees who report allegations may also request confidentiality.
MAY I REMAIN ANONYMOUS?
Yes, however, please keep in mind that your decision for anonymity may limit our ability to conduct a complete investigation. We ask that at a minimum you leave a method of contact (telephone number or e-mail) in the event that the investigator requires more information.
HACA reserves the right to act or not to act on any information provided unless it is required to do so by law. Furthermore, HACA cannot provide information regarding what action has been taken on any allegation reported to us. Federal regulations prohibit the disclosure of information contained in law enforcement records, even to the individual making the allegations. Unless you are contacted directly by one of our investigators, there will be no communication from our office. Under no circumstance will we provide you with the status of an action taken on the allegation.
If you are a HACA employee, HACA may not take action against you solely because of your submission of an allegation to the HACA fraud hotline. Federal laws protect employees from reprisals by their employers for "blowing the whistle" on illegal activity.
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE
Information that you submit will be used to conduct investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse in connection with the programs and operations of the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis.
Your submission is voluntary, and there is no penalty for failing to report a possible violation. However, you may be subject to possible criminal or civil penalties for intentionally reporting false information to HACA. You should report the truth, as you know it. We may make disclosures of information you submit to others, including other federal and state law enforcement agencies, as necessary to complete our investigation, or as required under federal law.