How to Report Fraud

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) takes all allegations of program fraud, waste, and abuse seriously, and has dedicated staff to thoroughly investigate complaints as they are received.

To report fraud, waste, abuse or gross mismanagement in MSHDA or MSHDA programs, call 517-335-9953 or complete the online Fraud Complaint Form here.

MSHDA will protect the identity of an individual making a report through the hotline to the maximum extent permitted by law (for example, by using applicable exemptions and exclusions of the Freedom of Information Act). If an individual making a report does do not wish to disclose their identity, they may remain anonymous when contacting the hotline. However, it is important to note that anonymity may impede a quick or thorough investigation or the success of a later prosecution.

If you have knowledge or allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or gross mismanagement involving 1602 Funds, call the U.S. Department of the Treasury Fraud Hotline at 800-359-3898. Calls can be made anonymously and confidentially.

Avoid scams:

Beware of scammers who use misleading or deceptive tactics, including using MSHDA's name, to solicit information or money from you:

  • MSHDA is not awarding cruises, store gift cards, or promoting any sweepstakes or contests.
  • MSHDA will never ask for credit card information or refer calls to solicitors who ask for personal information.
  • MSHDA does not offer individual mortgage loans, grants, or financial services to non-Michigan residents.
  • When working with Michigan residents, our services are free.

Any representations to the contrary are false and should be immediately reported to MSHDA by calling 517-335-9953 or by email. These type of fraud or scam reports may also be made to the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General's office at 517-335-7632, toll free 1-877-765-8388, or online.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is no longer associated with the telephone number 800-327-9158.


MSHDA does not work with non-Michigan homeowners and when working with Michigan residents, our services are free. Additionally, MSHDA and/or State of Michigan staff do not conduct a home visit as part of the Step Forward assistance program. Any representations to the contrary are false and should be immediately reported to MSHDA.

To report fraud, waste, abuse or gross mismanagement in MSHDA or MSHDA programs, call 517-335-9953 or complete the online Fraud Complaint Form here

MSHDA will protect the identity of an individual making a report through the hotline to the maximum extent permitted by law (for example, by using applicable exemptions and exclusions of the Freedom of Information Act). If an individual making a report does do not wish to disclose their identity, they may remain anonymous when contacting the hotline. However, it is important to note that anonymity may impede a quick or thorough investigation or the success of a later prosecution.

If you have knowledge or allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or gross mismanagement involving 1602 Funds, call the U.S. Treasury Fraud Hotline at 800-359-3898. Calls can be made anonymously and confidentially.