HUDBlast July 12, 2010

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July TRACS Transmissions

If you transmitted TRACS files to HUD last week between Wednesday and Friday, you should be aware of the following announcement posted by HUD on the HUD/TRACS web site at

ďDue to an iMAX deployment issue, please QA/confirm the update in TRACS for any

voucher/tenant data submitted between 5pm Wednesday (July 7, 2010) - noon Friday

(July 9, 2010). Please contact the help desk at with any questions or if

assistance is needed. We apologize for any inconvenience!Ē

Owner/agents and Contract Administrators who transmitted data to HUD during this period should check Secure Systems/TRACS Voucher and Certification Queries to make sure all data was received.

Competing for HUD Funds

On June 7th, HUD published the General Section of its fiscal year 2010 Notice of Funding Availability- Notice of HUDís Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUDís FY2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs.

This notice provides prospective applicants for HUDís competitive funding with the opportunity to become familiar with the General Section of HUDís FY2010 NOFAs, in advance of publication of any FY2010 NOFAs. It also describes changes to HUDís policy priorities based on its new Strategic Plan for FY2010-2015, as well as submission requirements for FY2010. This information is provided to assist prospective applicants in planning successful applications.

With everything you need to do to get your organization ready to compete for HUD funds when more than 30 program-specific NOFAís are published by HUD in the weeks and months ahead, HUD has made a web site available to you to assist in the process.  Get a head start by visiting

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Itís a full time job just to stay on top of current occupancy issues and their impact on day-to-day property management functions. Join Mary Ross for training on TRACS and EIV and learn how to:

  • Understand how TRACS records information
  • Avoid TRACS Errors
  • Learn how TRACS affects EIV
  • Address TRACS and EIV Discrepancy
  • Understand EIV Requirements for the Management & Occupancy Review
  • Review EIV Reports
  • Make Decisions Regarding EIV Implementation
  • Develop EIV Policies

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