PHAs and software vendors send Form HUD-50058 data to HUD in a
fixed format ASCII file or an XML file. (HUD automatically converts
ASCII files into XML files.) HUD checks the file for format validity,
executes database checks, and checks the file against the Technical
Reference Guide (TRG). Many files are returned due to format errors
in the original fixed format ASCII file.
The Document Type Definitions (DTDS), which are used in conjunction
with the Form 50058 Validation/Conversion Tool, provide the format
requirements for XML files and can help reduce format errors in
- If the PHA/vendor uses the conversion utility to convert
an ASCII file to an XML files, the utility will check the file
format against these DTDs and note any file format discrepancies.
- If the PHA/vendor creates an original XML file, they can use
these DTDs to create the appropriate file format.
The definitions in the DTDs are derived from the Form 50058, the
Fixed Format Transmission, and contain several of the data validations
from the TRG.
Document Type Definitions (DTDs)
Based on the Form HUD-50058 hierarchy and the records format of
the transmission file. The Form HUD-50058 is divided into separate
records such as Basic, Family and Income. This also includes the
FSS/WTW addendum as an optional node.
Contains the FSS/WTW fields from the Form HUD-50058, along with
the required fields from the Basic and Family records. This DTD
has been designed specifically for FSS/WTW submissions.
Contains a minimum set of elements and specifically designed to
accommodate special action types, such as End of Participation
and Portability Move-outs.