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Important Updates

HUD Transition from TRACS 202D to 203A Scheduled for February 2019

The transition from TRACS 202D to TRACS 203A is currently scheduled to begin February 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2019. All files will need to be transmitted in the 203A format beginning July 1, 2019.

Please watch for more information from your TRACS Data Analyst about the reconciliation of repayment agreements before TRACS 203A is implemented.

Questions? Visit HUD's TRACS web page or contact your TRACS Data Analyst.

HUD Final Rule on Violence Against Women

On November 16, 2016, HUD issued its final rule implementing housing protections authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). One of the key elements of VAWA 2013's housing protections implemented in the rule is the emergency transfer plan which allows survivors to move to another safe and available unit if they fear for their life and safety.

HUD has also required certain forms and notification for owners and agents to provide to applicants and tenants for compliance with the VAWA final rule.

To help owners and agents with the VAWA requirements, Minnesota Housing has drafted a VAWA Guidance Summery to work in tandem with the VAWA Final Rule and help owners and agents with implementing and complying with these regulations. For more detailed information, please visit Minnesota Housing's Fair Housing web page.