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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.

Emergency transfer plans must be developed and implemented by June 14, 2017. They must show recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Minnesota Housing has started monitoring the new VAWA 2013 requirements so it's important for you to know what is expected. Review the guidance on complying with VAWA 2013 and contact your HMO with any questions.