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We bring you the latest news and regulatory changes in the affordable housing industry as they occur. Our articles keep you up to date on what’s new, while our Q & A’s solidify the real-world application of these many rules and regulations.

 

Clarification on RHIIP Listserv Posting #393: Reminder: DUNS Number Required on All Voucher Submissions

Clarification on RHIIP Listserv Posting #393: Reminder: DUNS Number Required on All Voucher Submissions During the TRACS 203.A industry meeting HUD provided some clarification regarding the DUNS requirement.  RHIIP Listserv Posting #393 states that the DUNS requirement is effective 12/1/17.  HUD clarified that this refers to the voucher date, so the DUNS requirement will go into effect for the 12/2017 voucher.  Therefore, please ensure that the DUNS field is both populated in your voucher/MAT 30

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #394: Additional Updates to Handbook 4350.1 Posted for Review

RHIIP Listserv Posting #394: Additional Updates to Handbook 4350.1 Posted for Review An additional draft chapter of the “Multifamily Asset Management and Project Servicing” HUD Handbook 4350.1 has now been posted to the “Multifamily Policy Drafting Table” for a 30-day review period.  As many of you know, the handbook serves as a resource for staff, industry partners, and owners and agents.  Please use this link to access the following newly posted chapter: Chapter 2.03 Insurance

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #393: Reminder: DUNS Number Required on All Voucher Submissions

RHIIP Listserv Posting #393: Reminder: DUNS Number Required on All Voucher Submissions This is a reminder that effective December 1, 2017, vouchers that do not contain an active Dun & Bradstreet’s (DB) Data Numbering System (DUNS) Number will generate a Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) fatal error and will not receive payment until corrected. Attached is the memorandum dated June 2, 2017, that implements the requirement to include the DUNS numbers on all vouchers

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #392: Aug. 30 TRACS Recertification Training at Capacity, Recording Available Soon

RHIIP Listserv Posting #392: Aug. 30 TRACS Recertification Training at Capacity, Recording Available Soon Due to an overwhelming response, the Aug. 30 TRACS user recertification training for coordinators is now at capacity.  Multifamily Housing will record the session and make it available online. Please note that the Aug. 30 training is intended for coordinators and users responsible for assigning system access.  For further information, please see the user guide. A notice will be sent when

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #391: TRACS User Recertification Notification

RHIIP Listserv Posting #391: TRACS User Recertification Notification Begins: September 1, 2017 Ends: December 31, 2017 TRACS system users (M-id or I-id holders) are required to: [i] recertify annually and [ii] reactivate user accounts after 90 days of account inactivity (90-Day Rule). These system access requirements result from the following policy: National Institute of Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Control: AC – 2; HUD Information Technology (IT) Security Policy 2400.25 REV 4: 5.2.2 –

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #390: VAWA Update

RHIIP Listserv Posting #390: VAWA Update Link to August 1 VAWA Training Now Available You can now watch the archived Multifamily Housing VAWA broadcasts on YouTube – The August 1, 2017 training, VAWA Final Rule from HUD/PBCA Perspective is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fZMC57-7Kk&feature=youtu.be The July 26, 2017, VAWA Final Rule from an Owner/Agent Perspective is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhraC7t2Cxo&feature=youtu.be. Both the August 1 and July 26 training slides are available here. Seeking Public Comment on Revised VAWA

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #389: NEW TRAINING VIDEOS: Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Policy Renewal Guide “Rent Comparability Studies”

RHIIP Listserv Posting #389: NEW TRAINING VIDEOS: Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Policy Renewal Guide “Rent Comparability Studies” On July 18, 2017, HUD posted on YouTube a series of four video training sessions on Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide, “Rent Comparability Studies.”  These videos provide in-depth training on preparing and reviewing rent comparability studies (RCS). The Rent Comparability Study (RCS) is HUD’s tool for estimating market rents for Section 8

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #388: Link to July 26 VAWA Training Now Available

RHIIP Listserv Posting #388: Link to July 26 VAWA Training Now Available On July 26, 2017, the HUD website was experiencing technical difficulties for external audiences to view the live broadcast of the “VAWA Final Rule from an Owner/Agent Perspective.”  We apologize that this caused confusion and delay for many people.  Fortunately, the webcast was recorded and you can now watch the archived broadcast on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhraC7t2Cxo&feature=youtu.be.  The July 26 training slides are available

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #387: UPCOMING TRAINING: VAWA Housing Notice 2017-05

RHIIP Listserv Posting #387: UPCOMING TRAINING: VAWA Housing Notice 2017-05 On June 30, 2017, the Office of Multifamily Housing issued Notice H 2017-05, “Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Additional Guidance for Multifamily Owners and Management Agents.”  HUD will offer two live training webcasts.  The trainings will also be archived for later viewing.  No registration is necessary to participate.  Viewers will have the opportunity to email questions during each live broadcast.

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #386: Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A Has Been Delayed to 2018

RHIIP Listserv Posting #386: Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A Has Been Delayed to 2018 Please note the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A has been delayed to 2018.  Transition was scheduled to start August 1, 2017 and be completed by October 31, 2017, but will now be available according to this new timeline (timeline updated to reflect additional information from July 12, 2017 post on HUD website): Date Activity/Task Description July

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