New CyberAwareness Challenge Version

Secure Systems users and coordinators who access HUD'sEnterprise Income Verification System (EIV) or the Tenant Rental AssistanceCertification System (TRACS) are required to complete the Cyber AwarenessChallenge each year. Staff with access to EIV reports, because they have accessto tenant files, are required to complete this training as well.

In past years, we have been instructed to complete thetraining for Federal Employees. HUD's IT Security Office has advised that theFederal Version link has been removed from the website.

The next time you are due to complete your annualCyberAwareness Challenge, all federal employees, contractors and businesspartners are to utilize the DoD Employee course version -Cyber AwarenessChallenge Department of Defense Version. The Cyber Awareness ChallengeVersion 4 updated in August 2016 can be found at

The MultifamilyHousing Programs Security Administration Manual located at been updated to reflect the change.

Join Mary Rossfor Online Training This Fall

Based onpopular request, we have scheduled the following classes:

  • EIVBasics and EIV Discrepancy classes,

  • Aclass to review the effect of disparate impact on how we screen applicants andaddress criminal activity on the property

  • Anadvanced AR/IR class and

  • ASection 504 class for those of you who are responsible for addressing concernsand requests from people with disabilities

JoinMary Ross for the following live online training classes. Classes include atraining workbook and sample forms and checklists.

Clickon the link below for additional information and to register for the class.

New 4thQuarter 2016 Online Training Schedule

Classes Offered


EIV Income Discrepancy(Class length 2.5 hours)

October 27, 2016
EIV Basics(Class length 2 - 2.5 hour sessions)November 9 & 10, 2016
Section 504Coordinator(Class length 2.5 hours)December 8, 2016
CriminalActivity, Screening & Tenancy(Class length 2.5 hours)December 13, 2016
AR / IR &Terminations(Class length 2.5 hours)December 15, 2016

Students who register andattend the entire class will receive a certificate of completion.Students should register individually.Confirmations are unique to each student and cannot be shared.

For additional informationor to register, visit our web site at

Training materials andsample forms are provided to facilitate instruction.Training materials are provided and should beprinted before the training begins.

Instructor-ledTraining From RBD

HUD Management & Occupancy Challenge - Only 1 class leftin 2016!

Since HUDhas indicated that we should expect an increase in the number of Management &Occupancy Reviews (MOR) conducted in 2016, we have created a class to allowowner/agents and property managers to take a step back and review HUD'smultifamily occupancy requirements. This is not a review of basic requirements,but rather a discussion about best practices designed to help you identifycommon mistakes that may otherwise be revealed during the MOR.

Trainingincludes sample forms, notices and checklists.





St. Paul, MN

HUD Management & OccupancyChallengeOctober 25 & 26, 2016

Toregister for training, visit our web site atwww.rbdnow.comor contact our Training Coordinator (Larue Marin)

To sign up for the HUDBlast,visit our web site Just enter your email address in the box in the center ofthe home page.You canview previously posted HUDBlasts from our web site at

We also encourage you to sign-up for theListserv, so you can receive current RHIIP related information from HUD canview the RHIIP Tips Archives, under "Listserv-Multifamily RHIIP Tips" at

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