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Section 8 Updates

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Section 8 Occupancy Hot Topics are posted monthly. Check out the current issue.

Important Updates

HUD Transition from TRACS 202D to 203A Delayed

The transition from TRACS 202D to TRACS 203A has been delayed until February 2018. The new timeline is:
  • February 1, 2018 - Transition begins
  • May 31, 2018 - Transition ends
  • June 1, 2018 - TRACS 202D transactions will be rejected
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.