Message of The Month

EPS WILL BE TRAINING IN MICHIGAN SOON, SO DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

2018 MSHDA Asset Management Conference - September 19-20 - Lansing Center in Lansing, MI - Register Online: https://goo.gl/WZSWCR

  • September 19 - EPS will be presenting a session highlighting new developments in TRACS, with a focus on:
    • New requirements for Repayment Agreements
    • 2.0.3.A
    • And the top 10 issues with reporting

2018 Kansas Housing Conference - September 12-14 - Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, KS - http://kshousingconference.org/

HUD TLS UPGRADE NOTICE - DEADLINE - 10/20/2018

Long story short, HUD is being required to update the iMax system to run on TLS version 1.2. If you submit or retrieve files from your client software, you must make sure that your software is compliant with TLS version 1.2. Contact your occupancy software vendor if you are unsure, and they will know how to direct you. You can download the notice here: https://goo.gl/ZVjVXQ

RHIIP Listserv Posting #412
August 8, 2018

Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System – Data Updated

This message serves as notice that the EIV system data issues as described in RHIIP Listserv Posting #411, dated 7/11/2018, have been resolved. All EIV reports are up to date and the system is fully functional. As of this message, owners/agents who encountered problems must proceed in obtaining and reviewing EIV reports in accordance with Chapter 5 of HUD Handbook 4350.3.

TRACS JULY 30, 2018 RELEASE

TRACM ID PASSWORD RESET/ REACTIVATE FUNCTION There are any number of situations where an Integrated Multifamily Access eXchange (iMAX) system user may need to reset their password and reactivate inactive TRACM IDs. Typically, users forget their password; have not used their ID to access the system within a prescribed time; or experience some type of security breach that may have disclosed their password. In the iMAX user profile, there is currently a point of contact set of fields. HUD has announced new security information for your iMAX/TRACSMail IDs. This new information can be found on HUD’s TRACS web site under “What’s New” for more information: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/mfh/trx/trxsum

TRACS 203A INFO
Implementation Schedule

The TRACS Release 2.0.3.A 4-month implementation schedule date was to begin February 1, 2018. This implementation date is being RESCHEDULED to the Fall of 2018 to accommodate:

  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of new and revised HUD forms and associated collection of information from the public; and
  • HUD Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) TRACS upgrade project to allow currently unsupported Cool:Gen v6.5 software development tools to be upgraded to the current vendor supported release CA Gen v8.6.

MFH will publish a final 4-month implementation schedule once TRACS has completed: [i] User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of TRACS software upgrade with industry software vendors and [ii] OMB approval of HUD’s new and/or revised forms for the collection of information.

Testing requirements, the final TRACS Release 2.0.3.A Implementation Schedule, and stakeholders’ notifications will be posted on the TRACS documents page: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/mfh/trx/trxdocs

*****TRACS 2.0.3.A Fall 2018 Implementation Schedule at https://goo.gl/YsVHeT*****
*****TRACS 2.0.3.A Final Industry Specification Documents (1/30/2018) at https://goo.gl/YHY91E*****
****TRACS 2.0.3.A PowerPoint Presentation with Notes, by EPS, Inc. is now available for download at https://goo.gl/JuiFu6****