Activity Transmission (MAT) User's Guide contains technical submission instructions
for owners, management agents, and PHAs / State Housing Agencies acting as contract
administrators transmitting HUD-50059 data electronically to the Tenant Rental
Assistance Certification System (TRACS). This technical guide is written for computer
MAT User's Guide is published to assist you in complying with the TRACS Automation
Rule mandated by HUD in 1994. The Rule requires electronic submission of tenant
and financial data by owners of certain subsidized multifamily projects and by
the public agencies that administer the assistance contracts for HUD.
MAT User's Guide is a technical user's guide describing the prescribed format
MAT record layouts, field characteristics, and HUD-form data locations for all
Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) data transmitted to and
MAT is a front-end subsystem to TRACS. It accepts data transmitted from the Industry
sites to HUD Headquarters in an electronic form and returns messages from HUD
Headquarters to sender sites. Limited edits are performed on the data format before
passing the pre-validated data to the TRACS system for further validation and
processing. Data which fail the MAT edits cause an error message requesting correction
to be sent to the sender. The Industry members are responsible for formatting
their automated data to be accepted by the MAT.
The Industry transmits
MAT data to TRACS through an electronic mailbox. Transmissions not received--or
received garbled--will be resolved by the participant and the mailbox carrier.
This document provides the information necessary to understand the MAT requirements,
prepare and transmit data, and respond to error messages returned by TRACS.