Message of The Month
**With the holiday season fast approaching, we need your help. Please send your information to EPS as early as you can, preferably, so you have your paper HAP and TRACS files in to EPS by the first of the month. In order for us to process your voucher, it is essential that you respond to all requests for information within a 24-36 hour time period, or it is likely that we will revise your voucher. Thank you so much for your cooperation.**
RHIIP Listserv Posting #416
November 1, 2018
Important EIV System Information
Computer Matching with HHS/NDNH Delay
Due to technical challenges, there will be a delay in the regularly scheduled computer matching with Health and Human Services (HHS)/National Data of New Hires (NDNH). As a result, Income Reports containing new hires, federal/non-federal wages, and unemployment data will not be updated in the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system used by owners of Multifamily properties during November and December 2018. However, Social Security related income and EIV Verification Reports data will not be affected. Effective November 5, 2018, Owners/Agents (OA) must refer to Chapter 5-13 of HUD Handbook 4350.3 for the hierarchy of acceptable forms of verification for the affected income data. For compliance monitoring purposes, copies of EIV reports containing outdated data must be retained in accordance with Chapter 9-14 of HUD Handbook 4350.3. A copy of this RHIIP Listserv message should accompany the retained reports for explanatory purposes. We apologize for this inconvenience and will advise when the issue has been corrected.
TRACS 203A INFO
The current 6-month implementation schedule date was to begin Fall 2018. This date is being pushed forward to a 5-month implementation schedule beginning February 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 to accommodate:
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of new and revised HUD forms and public comment on the associated collection of information from the public.
MFH will publish a stakeholder notification with the: [i] OMB approval of HUD’s new and/or revised forms and [ii] new expiration dates for HUD forms on the TRACS documents page: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/mfh/trx/trxsum
*****TRACS 2.0.3.A 2019 Implementation Schedule at https://goo.gl/MZoJbH*****
*****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****