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    Release Schedule: (06/17/04)

    • Thursday July 1, 2004 - 8pm*
    • Friday August 13, 2004 - 8pm*
    • Friday October 15, 2004 - 8pm*
    • Friday December 17, 2004 - 8pm*
      *Eastern Time

  • Attention Secure Systems Users:
    REAC is in the process of improving the security of our system. In the latest update to our system, we introduced the first phase of our improved security process: a pilot program for several subsystems. Users of FASPHA, MASS, NASS, PASS, QASS, and RASS are participating in the pilot program. In the next phase of our improved security process, we will be extending the pilot program to all of the subsystems. After the next update to our system, all users will login through the Single Sign-On page. The Single Sign-On page will replace our current login page, and users will only be required to login once. Until then, users in the pilot program will be required to login twice, using the same user ID and password. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience and for your participation in the pilot program. Please download these instructions for accessing the Secure Systems Single Sign-On page."

  • U. S. Department of Social Security Administration’s (SSA)Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Codes
    Click here to view SSA’s STATE VERIFICATION AND EXCHANGE SYSTEM (SVES) MANUAL. This manual displays the record layouts and codes used in TASS’ SS and SSI benefit history reports provided to Public Housing Agencies, Owners and Management Agents monthly.

  • 03/17/2004 RASS UPDATE: (03/23/03)
    • RASS Survey scores are available for review for PHAs with FYE 12/31/2003
    • PHAs with FYE 3/31/2004 have until 5/3/2004 to complete their Implementation Plan Certification
    • PHAs with FYE 6/30/2004 have from 3/19/04 until 4/19/04 to update and certify their unit addresses via the Internet.
    • More details and deadlines are indicated in the Business Calendar

    Effective Monday, March 15, 2004, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Public and Indian Housing - Real Estate Assessment Center (PIH-REAC) will be using your e-mail address in the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) as the ONLY official source of this contact information. More... (03/01/04)

    Effective 8:00 PM on August 13, 2004 online security measure will be increased. PIH-REAC applications will only be accessible using a browser supporting 128 Bit encryption and SSL3. More... (02/18/04)


  • ATTENTION: Small Public Housing Agencies
    • Based on the Deregulation for Small Public Housing Agencies, Executive Directors may request a PHAS assessment in an exempt year for their PHAs. More...
    • Frequently Asked Questions and answers relating to the Deregulation for Small PHAs. (02/09/04)

  • MF-FASS Audited A-133 Threshold Reporting Requirements Change. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sets new $500,000 reporting limit for non-profit organizations. More

  • The new Voucher Management System (VMS) data collection process utilized by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), will replace the old unsecured web-based application of the 52681-B on or about November 15, 2003. Provided are URLs that describe the basic instructions on accessing and using VMS from WASS and a quick tutorial on how to use WASS for those users unfamiliar with the PIH-REAC security system. (11/13/03)

    NEW PHAS Federal Register Notice

  • FASS-MF Just released! FASSUB 5.1 – Updated Industry User Guide 5.1 and announced functionality changes. (04/30/04)
    Those PHAs who are considering filing a Waiver Request, must adhere to the following: (See Notice) (09/29/03)

    Updated DRAFT TAB (Social Security and Supplemental Security Income) User Guide 9/03 (09/23/03)

    Having problems printing and downloading SS/SSI reports or need more information on the new "Error Reports?" (9/23/03)

  • PIH-REAC trains MF Property and Public Housing Authority Representatives !!!! More... (08/22/03)

  • Reminder About Late Presumptive Failure (LPF) In accordance with the PHAS regulation, the PIH-REAC computer system generates a late presumptive failure and an indicator score of zero when a PHA does not submit the required financial information and/or management certifications by the established regulatory submission deadlines. More... (08/11/03)

    LASS Point of Contact:
    Auditors - For questions regarding Independent User registration and Secure System access please contact the REAC Technical Assistance Center at 1-888-245-4860 or send email inquires to Lass@hud.gov. More...

    The Deregulation for Small Public Housing Agencies final rule was published in the Federal Register on June 24, 2003. It simplifies and streamlines HUD's regulatory requirements for small public housing agencies (PHAs) that administer the public housing and voucher assistance programs under the United States Housing Act of 1937.
    More... (07/09/03)

  • ATTENTION: Changes to the REAC PASS Bulletin: The Pi-Op Bulletins have been renamed to REAC PASS Bulletin. The REAC Compilation Bulletin document consolidates and replaces all previously issued Pi-Op bulletins (#1 through #19), all FAQ's, and all other PASS-related notices/guidances published in the past. This revised document is aimed to provide one consolidated source for REAC PASS-related information for guidance. More...
  • Enforcement actions against IPAs
    The Department is aggressively pursuing action against auditors who have egregiously violated professional standards and HUD requirements. To date – based on referrals made to oversight bodies as a result of QARs performed by QASS – the following enforcement actions have been taken or are proposed against IPAs:
    More (05/19/04)

  • Physical Inspection has a new toll free number: 1-888-245-4860
    Effective October 21, 2002, this new toll free number must be used for all Physical Inspection questions. The old toll free number will no longer be in service

  • HUD Notifies Owners and Agents; Property Inspection Reports will no longer be mailed.

  • Effective October 15, 2002 HUD will provide physical inspection reports only on-line via the Internet. After October 15, 2002 Owners and their staff will retrieve inspection results through the HUD secure connection using preexisting protocols, of which owners and agents are already familiar. More
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  • TASS
    SS and SSI Quick Reference Guides for Public Housing Agencies, Multifamily Owners/Agents and Contract Administrators. See guides


 -   Released on March 1, 2001! Conferees Report on PHAS - Physical Inspection System. See report
 -   Released on March 28, 2001!-- A simplified Explanation for the Scoring of Physical Inspections. View Report


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