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The Onslaught of MOR’s

The onslaught of MOR’s Some of you have been waiting for the “shoe to drop” and for some of you it has already. MOR’s have begun and we at AHTCS, LLC have been busier than ever! One of the benefits of working with my clients is that I was that I was able to be […]

TRACS Discussion Forum Alternative

During the beginning of my webinars I always discuss the importance of the many affordable housing resources we have and as part of that discussion, is the TRACS Discussion Forum. I talk about how great it is as a resource for everyone in our industry. Well I have been very frustrated that the resource we […]

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Keeping The Peace in Subsidized Housing

Let’s face it, affordable housing property management can be a rewarding yet a tough job 😉 Property managers have so many “fires” to put out on a daily basis! Mondays being the toughest days of the week where you have to get caught up on the work that you weren’t able to complete on Friday […]

What to do when a HUD Subsidized Tenant Claims “Zero Income”

My first question is​ “​Did you go through the Zero Income Questionnaire with your Tenant? ​”​The tenant may think that “income” means employment only income. As we know​, ​and as defined in Chapter 5 of the HUD Handbook 4350.3 Change 4 & Exhibit 5-1, income includes several sources ​ including​ Federal Wage, Non-Federal Wage, SS […]

Utilizing the TRACS Discussion Forum

Some of you may use the TRACS Discussion Forum as a great resource and others may not. I view this forum at least once if not twice a day. I think it’s a great place to get answers to industry questions. For those who have not used it, you should know that it is not […]

MOR’s are imminent, are you ready?

Contract Administrators (CA’s) are about to ramp up on the Management Occupancy Reviews (MOR’s), are you ready?

The MOR’s will be starting up again real soon for all states and you know they’re going to be killer after not being completed for several years – This is why it’s necessary to get a head start […]

Tenant Consent to Disclose EIV Income Info

As a property manager working in the affordable housing industry, how can I prevent the sharing of EIV reports during the tenants recertification interview when all household members are present?

For instance; Unless consent is provided by the individual family member all information must be kept private. during the recertification interview. this means that a […]

Two New Additional EIV Income Reports

To alleviate any confusion out there in regards to the two new additional EIV reports: The “No Income Reported on 50059” and the “No Income Reported by HHS or SSA” are REQUIRED to be used in conjunction with and be described in your EIV Use Policy and Procedure Manual. These reports Identify tenants who passed […]

Section 8 Child Support Deduction and Verification

I have never been a single parent so I can only speculate through the experience of my friends that it is not an easy task. Collecting Child Support can also be a difficult process because you are somewhat powerless as to whether you are going to be able to collect those funds from the working […]

When a Section 8 Tenant Dodges Income

One of the goals of HUD’s RHIIP initiative is to reduce over payments and underpayments which they have done through the Enterprise Income Verification system (EIV). The creation of the EIV system has really helped in the recovery of HUD funds for those over-payments of HUD subsidy. My feeling is that the EIV system was […]

TRACS 202D and Repayment Agreements

Although I have previously written an article on this subject before it wasn’t until now that there was some more clarity from TRACS 202D and the impending TRACS release in September. Through this release we now have a recovery system in place through a new Section 7 of the MAT 30 record. However the question […]

Learn more about the revised EIV Notice H2013-06

HUD Housing Notice 2013-06, Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System, was issued today, March 12, 2013. This Notice supersedes Notices H 2011-21, H 2008-03, H 2009-20, and H 2010-10. The Notice is posted here at http://www.ahtcsonline.com/Industry Links/HUD Notices/HUD_Notice-H2013-06.pdf.

Learn more by taking our new UPDATED class for EIV: http://www.AHTCSonline.com/regform.php

The revised Notice:

Adds Section 811 Project […]

Timing of HUD Section 8 Tenant Reported Income

After spending my beginning years in technical support at an affordable housing software company I was often asked many questions in regard to the timing of tenant reported income.

I would always refer them to the HUD 4350.3 Handbook as it gives the best examples. In my opinion, I think each revision of the 4350.3 […]

Another Completed Affordable Housing File Audit

Undergoing a file audit on your Section 8 property is a major undertaking. I think some folks are a bit nervous about somebody coming to “check their work.” Nobody likes to have their work criticized. But honestly the focus or the thoughts should be…”I’m finally having somebody check my files to make sure I didn’t […]

Performing the HUD Required Annual Recertification Interviews

Since section 8 Owner/Agents are required to complete an annual recertification for each tenant family, it is important to realize that there are key differences between the annual recertification interview and the one performed when they first apply for affordable housing. At the Application interview Owners/Agents gather more data than at annuals (for example, all […]

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EIV Policy for Tracking Repayment Agreements to HUD

What a burden these EIV reports are…now I got to track these repayment agreements??? How long does the tenant have to repay the amount they owe back to HUD? What if the tenant owes a ton of money, can I just have a EIV policy which states a maximum amount in which an owner will […]

Clarification of HUD Approved Training Expenses

I understand why Owners of HUD subsidized properties and Management companies are sometimes afraid to spend money on training their staff. Some folks had some questions about whether or not the classes would be considered HUD approved training expenses and others had concerns they are afraid to spend too much on training for fear their […]

Just Some of the New TRACS 202D Changes

The most recent TRACS 202d Industry meeting held on March 13th & 14th was two days of great information. HDS Software was nice enough to sponsor the first unsanctioned HUD meeting where we covered the TRACS 202d Final Specifications. Mary and Jed did a great job of going over the changes of the TRACS 202D […]

AHTCS, LLC provides HUD Section 8 file audit and file reviews

AHTCS, LLC will perform a complete HUD Section 8 file audit of your resident files to determine errors, weaknesses, lapses in performance, missing or inadequate documentation, etc. Upon completion of the file audit, we will complete all required corrective actions that must be completed to correct the Errors/Findings. The file audit is based on the […]

October TRACS Industry Working Group Meeting

Our TRACS industry meeting began on a sad note: Willie Spearman, Gail Williamson and Deb Lear have announced their retirement from HUD. These three individuals have made large contributions to the multifamily housing industry. They will be sorely missed!

Also discussed at the TRACS industry 202D working group meeting last week was how to address […]

Best practices for affordable housing Section 8 Owner/Agents that work!

I have attempted to assemble a list of best practices observed by O/A’s that work with multifamily affordable housing. The list is not all inclusive or in order of importance. The ideas presented are merely another tool to assist O/A’s in the challenging role of retaining tenants and trying to keep units fully occupied by […]

Revised EIV Notice 2011-21 Issued – August 19, 2011

Housing Notice 2011-21, Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System, was issued today, August 19, 2011. This Notice supersedes Notices H 2008-03, H 2009-20, and H 2010-10.

Read on for the summary of changes:

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What should be included in the EIV “Master File?”

Let us discuss which EIV reports should be maintained in the file. There is no doubt that HUD’s RHIIP initiative (through EIV) has done a great job to reduce over-payments and underpayments to HUD. On the other hand, a great responsibility has been added to the O/A in regard to HUD reporting. I must say, […]