As a teenager Phae Moore witnessed her grandmother, Addie, get conned by a home repair contractor. After witnessing the financial and emotional effects of this on Addie, Phae decided to wage a war against the fraudulent contractors and help other homeowners.
“I absolutely remember the pain in her face… that will be with me always.” – Phae Moore
Years of hard work from that point on led to the formation of the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud (NCPHIF), a national 501(c)(3) in 2009, an organization dedicated to educate communities (particularly disaster-impacted and low-income homeowners, seniors, down payment assistance recipients, 1st time home buyers, the physically-impaired, those who speak English as a second language, and women) on how to:
NCPHIF and its supporters provide at-risk homeowners with valuable information and resources so they can become their own quality control managers. By empowering these homeowners with “Best Practices” knowledge, at-risk homeowners can win the war on contractor fraud and establish their communities as “Fraud-Free Zones.”
Through its disaster-relief Rapid Deployment Team and SmartPower Anti-Fraud Workshops, NCPHIF educates homeowners BEFORE they begin a home improvement or home repair project, to greatly reduce the chances of victimization or contractor fraud.