Streamline fraud monitoring in Section 8 public housing

Leverage LexisNexis® identity management solutions to verify beneficiaries and their eligibility for public housing assistance.

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Public housing (Section 8) benefit fraud exceeds $1.3 billion annually, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Fraud schemes include applying for subsidized housing with a false or stolen identity, claiming extra dependents and under-reporting household income to qualify for the program. LexisNexis® Risk Solutions offers data-driven, identity management solutions that verify and authenticate beneficiaries and streamline fraud prevention processes.

LexisNexis Delivers

Real-time Data Access

Verifies applicant identity by leveraging over 37 billion public records from more than 10,000 data sources.

Data Linking

Provides a more complete, multifaceted view of the individual to confirm identity and reduce reliance on self-reported, potentially false data.

Fraud Indicators

Early detection of ineligible or fraudulent applicants through a multi-layered screening process saves agency time and resources for qualified beneficiaries.

Program Eligibility Assessment

Properly screening beneficiaries by leveraging identity analytics helps agencies move away from the less effective pay-and-chase model.

Workflow Integration

Incorporate fraud, waste and abuse detection processes into existing workflows, increasing effectiveness without hindering provision of services.

Achieve These Results

Stop Fraud and Identity Theft

Prevent criminals from wrongfully claiming public housing benefits in the name of deserving individuals.

Prevent Dual Participation

Expedite interstate coordination and investigation to ensure applicants don’t receive housing benefits from multiple states.

Reduce Program Costs

Strengthen program integrity and viability by minimizing public housing benefits wrongfully given to unqualified applicants.

Improve Service Delivery

Boost operational efficiency without compromising data accuracy and program integrity.

Increase Investigation Success Rate

Assess and prioritize investigations to pursue those cases likely to be most easily and gainfully resolved.

Insights and Resources


Prevent Dual Participation

Learn how the National Accuracy Clearinghouse can assist states with the identification and prevention of dual participation across public benefits programs.
News Article

Public Housing @ Fraud of the Day

Keep up-to-date with articles about public housing fraud schemes occurring in your state.
Blog Post

Identity-Based Schemes

Understand how these schemes are compromising the integrity of your public housing/section 8 programs.

OIG Audit: Overincome Families Residing in Public Housing Units

Data mining and analytics are crucial program integrity tools in the fight against fraud, waste and abuse.

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