Message of The Month

ATTENTION: IMPORTANT INFO

Subject: TRACS RELEASE 2.0.3.A DELAYED IMPLEMENATATION SCHEDULE
Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019

I regret to inform you that TRACS Release 2.0.3.A forms approval is still pending Office of Management and Budget (OMB) forms approval. As a result, the targeted February 1, 2019 implementation date for TRACS Release 2.0.3.A will need to be postponed.

The new date will be set to two months – to begin on the first of the month – after approval by OMB. forms approval.

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs (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

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Kind regards,

Lanier M. Hylton

ATTENTION: ATTEMPTED SECURITY BREACH INFO

Dear Owner/Management Agent,

HUD sent a notification from an IT department of an owner/agent for a multifamily rental property that was the target of a malicious phishing attempt. The owner/agent received a call from a person portraying themselves as HUD staff and requested banking information, routing numbers, HUD user ID’s, voucher amounts and other specific section 8 contract information. During the course of the discussion, the PBCA’s name and role with the multifamily housing program was divulged. When the caller was questioned, the person disconnected the call.

We are sending this communication to alert all owners/agents of multifamily housing in the event you receive a similar call. If you have a similar event happen to you please do not divulge any information and contact your CA office immediately!

Thank you for your assistance.