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These guides provide valuable information and are widely used in the affordable multifamily housing industry. You can either view each one and/or you can also save a copy for your own reference.

HUD Industry Guides
4350 HUD Handbook 4350 HUD Handbook MAT Guide MAT Guide
This handbook describes the occupancy requirements and procedures governing the HUD-subsidized multifamily housing programs identified in paragraph 1-2. The handbook also addresses the procedures by which households apply for housing and the rights and responsibilities of in-place tenants and property owners. This technical-level guide is intended to be used by the technical resource staff supporting Owners, Management Agents, State Agencies, Industry and Contract Administrators in implementing procedures for submitting automatic transactions/data to TRACS for processing. This guide should also be used in conjunction with the HUD 4350.3 Occupancy Handbook.
   
EIV User Guide EIV User Guide Special Claims Guide Special Claims Guide
The purpose of this manual is to provide instructions to Multifamily Housing Program users on how to use and maneuver within the Housing portion of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system. This Special Claims Guide provides HUD, field offices, Contract Administrators (CA), and owners/management agents information they need to prepare, review and approve Special Claims.
   
WASS Guide WASS Guide APPS 2530 APPS-2530Guide
A final copy of the WASS (Secure Connection / Secure Systems) Release 7.1 User's Manual and Quick Reference Guides have been released. The Quick Reference Guides provide the essential procedures for Coordinators and Regular USERS to begin work in Secure Connection and Secure Systems. The Active Partners Performance System (APPS) Guide was developed to help you navigate through the submission and review of the HUD Previous Participation Certification Process (Form 2530). The HUD-2530 form initiates the approval process for Industry entities who would participate in a HUD project.
   
50059 Instructional 50059 Instructional 50059-A Instructional 50059-A Instructional
This "Instructional" gives an itemization of all the fields on the 50059 forms, plus it gives the 4350.3 HUD Handbook reference AND the MAT guide reference. This is a "must have" when it comes to rectifying TRACS errors! This "Instructional" gives an itemization of all the fields on the 50059-A forms, plus it gives the 4350.3 HUD Handbook reference AND the MAT guide reference.
   
USDA Handbook USDA Handbook SS42 Tax Guide SS42 Tax Guide
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a part of Rural Development (RD) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It operates a broad range of programs that were formerly administered by the Farmers Home Administration to support affordable housing and community development in rural areas. RHS both provides direct loans (made and serviced by USDA staff) and also guarantees loans for mortgages extended and serviced by others. Provides guidance to state housing credit agencies of qualified states on the procedure for requesting an allocation of unused housing credit carryovers
   
eLOCCS User Guide eLOCCS User Guide Internet User Guide Internet User Guide
The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the security components that are necessary for eLOCCS access with a description of how the components work together and how a user may request access. eLOCCS users should be familiar with LOCCS and how it operates under VRS. The eLOCCS menu pages are described in some detail; however, for experienced LOCCS VRS users, the information and navigation in eLOCCS should be readily intuitive. Since 1999, HUD has provided OAs (Owner Agents) and CA's (Contract Administrators) the ability to query the TRACS system through Secure Systems (WASS). These applications can be used to retrieve detailed information and reports about a property’s voucher, tenant, address, and certification information currently stored in TRACS.
   
iMAX Guide iMAX Guide Secure Systems - CA's/Users Secure Systems - CA's/Users
This guide discusses all of the different uses of the iMAX system for users and administrators. It goes into detail with step by step instructions for each function. This guide should walk you through the process of becoming the "authorized" Coordinator or User while you navigate the HUD secure systems.
   
Section 8 Renewal Guide Section 8 Renewal Guide HCV Guide Housing Choice Voucher Guide
In order to make Section 8 policy more effective and accessible for HUD’s partners, this guide provides comprehensive guidance for renewing expiring Section 8 project-based contracts. It incorporates the procedures contained in previous Section 8 expiring contract Housing Notices, along with a number of changes. The purpose of this guidebook is to advise public housing agencies (PHAs) and other organizations providing services to PHAs, regarding the administration of the tenant-based subsidy programs. It includes an historical review of the tenant-based rental assistance programs, discusses program requirements in detail, and provides helpful administrative practices currently used by PHAs that operate the program.
   
Section 8 Renewal Guide Financial Operations and Accounting Procedures for Insuredection 8 Renewal Guide HCV Guide The Management Agent Handbook
The handbook applies to multifamily rental projects under a charter or regulatory agreement permitting HUD to exercise control over project administration and operation. This handbook applies to insured, co-insured, and HUD-held projects. This handbook describes the procedures that Loan/Asset Management and other HUD staff need to follow in working with and monitoring management agents of HUD-insured and HUD-assisted properties.
Section 8 Renewal Guide Performance-Based Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) Guide (2012) Section 8 Renewal Guide Performance-Based Contract Administrators CAOM
The ACC is a contract between the PHA and HUD to administer project-based Section 8 Contracts as a PBCA.The ACC was awarded by HUD pursuant to a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) Program for the Administration of Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Contracts. CAOM-Revised-2013

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