Report Fraud or Abuse

The Oceanside Housing Authority staff investigate any suspected program abuse or misconduct. Our goal is to assure that public funds are paid only on behalf of qualified and eligible participants. 

In addition to conducting investigations into suspected program abuse, conferences are conducted with participants suspected of violating program requirements.  Conferences reinforce the participant's obligation to comply with program regulations.

Supervisory staff  also conduct independent inspection and random audits of housing assistance files.   Confirmation and verification of participant information and housing quality are obtained by visual inspection and file examination.

The owners and landlords that participate in the Section 8 Programs are also subject to review to verify that they are following the terms of the Housing Assistance Payments Contract.  The contract requires that assisted tenants not be charged more than non-assisted tenants. The rent that is charged must also be certified as reasonable when other similarly located and equipped units are considered. The contract also requires that the unit be maintained properly and that the owner's check endorsement indicates that the correct family still lives there. 

If you wish to report a participating tenant or owner that you believe is not correctly reporting their circumstances or that you believe is committing fraud with regard to the Housing Assistance Programs please call 760-435-3367 or E-Mail:

If you wish, you may report suspected fraudulent activity confidentially by sending a letter to:  City of Oceanside Neighborhood Services Dept., Housing Division, 300 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA 92054.  Attention:  Section 8 Manager.