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The Greenville Housing Authority
08/31/2016

SCAM ALERT - TGHA Housing Choice Voucher Program Wait List is Closed!

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Currently TGHA Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Wait List is Closed!

It has been brought to the attention of TGHA (The Greenville Housing Authority), that a number of people have been in contact with individuals claiming to be employees of TGHA.  These individuals are claiming they can help you get a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) or get your previous voucher back in exchange for payment of fees (Application fee, voucher fee, service fee, etc.) and your personal identifying information.  These individuals are spreading this information via word of mouth (friend and/or relative of a friend), social media (Facebook, Craigslist, etc.).

Please keep the following in mind when looking for affordable housing assistance:

 

Tips to Avoid an Affordable Housing Scam: 

 

  • Contact your local housing authority to find out how to register for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list. You'll find their email and phone number on the HUD site. Follow their instructions to sign up. 

 

  • Housing authorities do not charge fees, and they won't reach out to you by phone, email or social media to suggest that you join a waiting list. 

 

  • A housing authority also will never ask you to wire money or pay with a prepaid card. Those are sure signs of a scam. 

 

  • Treat your Social Security number and other personal information (say, credit card numbers), like cash. Don't give them out on a website you find through a search. 
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