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Citizenship Status Verification

September 12th, 2007

Summary: Under a proposed rule, HUD clarifies that, with one very narrow exception, non-citizens are NOT eligible for assistance under HUD programs and that you are required to verify the citizenship status of all applicants and tenants in your programs. The US Department of Homeland Security maintains an online system that provides an automated verification of immigration registration status and employment eligibility. If your agency wants to use this system, you must request a User ID via Kevin Garner at HUD. Details: We published an article this summer which summarized a proposed HUD rule that updated and clarified HUD’s requirements for verification of income and eligibility of non-citizens for HUD housing programs. The article appeared in our July Newsletter, and it can be viewed on the Library page of our Web site (HUD Proposes New Verification Rule). Click the Library link in the navigator Continue Reading…

PIC Development and Building Number Changes

September 6th, 2007

Summary: Development Number Changes: As we mentioned to you earlier in the summer, HUD plans to convert the current Public Housing Development Numbers in PIC to a “new” development number based on the current Asset Management Project (AMP) numbers. Beginning in January, 2008, PIC will accept 50058 records with either the current Development Number or the “new” Development Number. As of January, 2009, PIC will only accept records with the “new” Development Number. For Tenmast Software clients, we will work with you to migrate your software system to the “new” Development Numbers sometime next year. Building Number Changes: A number of PHAs have recently changed “duplicate” building numbers because HUD no longer allows them to reuse the same building numbers from Development to Development. This has caused a problem for some PHAs in that the new building numbers in PIC do not match the Continue Reading…

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Capital Fund Data Certification – Quick Start Guide

July 10th, 2007

Summary: We discovered an error in the Quick Start Guide we recently posted for completing your Capital Fund data certification in PIC. It did not include the last step in the process, which is clicking the “Submit” button on the CAPFUND screen in PIC. We have posted a corrected Quick Start Guide. Details: As you know, you must complete the Capital Fund data certification in PIC by Thursday, July 12, 2007. Previously, we posted HUD’s guide (with screen shots) for completing the certification. We also posted a Quick Start Guide (no screen shots) that we developed for you. We just learned that our Quick Start Guide does not include the last step in the process, which is clicking the “Submit” button on the CAPFUND screen in PIC. You must click the “Submit” button on the CAPFUND screen in PIC no later than Thursday, July Continue Reading…

Migrating to NEW Development Numbers in PIC

June 28th, 2007

Summary: HUD recently announced plans to cleanup any remaining building and unit match problems that need to be corrected in PIC. HUD also plans to transition the old development numbers in PIC to a new set of development numbers that are based on the Asset Management Project (AMP) numbers you created in PIC last year. Most PHAs DO NOT need to do anything in connection with the new development numbers until later this year. We will notify you when you need to make the necessary changes in your system to conform to the changes HUD will make in PIC. But if you fall into one of the following two categories, you may need to make certain corrections to your building and unit data now: 1) if you have had incorrect building and unit data in PIC since it was uploaded to PIC years ago Continue Reading…

Capital Fund Data Certification – Quick Start Guide

June 21st, 2007

Summary: We have posted a Quick Start Guide summarizing a general procedure you can follow to complete the data certification for your Capital Fund allocation. Details: As we mentioned in our last news bulletin, HUD is requiring that you certify your Development/Building/Unit data in PIC as it affects the annual Capital Fund allocation. We also posted a copy of HUD’s Guide for completing the certification. Based on questions we have received from clients, we wrote a Quick Start Guide that summarizes a general procedure you can follow to complete the data certification. We have posted this Quick Start Guide on the Library page of our Web site. Click the Library link in the navigator on the left, or click this link directly: Capital Fund Data Certification – Tenmast Quick Start Guide (Revised 7/10/2007). Download