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.
Real-time Data Access
Verifies applicant identity by leveraging over 37 billion public records from more than 10,000 data sources.
Provides a more complete, multifaceted view of the individual to confirm identity and reduce reliance on self-reported, potentially false data.
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.
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.