August DevCo Release Update



The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) released changes / updates to DevCo Online on August 25, 2016. This new release focused on improvements to the database side of DevCo and not the online system; however, there were a couple of updates to DevCo Online.  Here is a summary of the changes to online reporting for August’s Release.

  • Tenant Event Printing – Printing (or Exporting) TIC feature was updated so that TICs are exported as PDFs. Once the PDF copy of the TIC opens it can either be saved or printed. This update removed the ability to print as a Microsoft Word or Excel document which caused the TIC to print incorrectly.
  • Add Alert related to Exporting – A message was added to resolve issues related to the “Export Events” feature not working correctly. The message shown here can be viewed when using the Export Events button in DevCo.

Internet Explorer users:

If you are using Internet Explorer 11 you must first apply an update to your computer available from Microsoft. First, open Excel, click the "File" tab, and then click on "Help" on the left under "Save and Send". In the window that opens, on the right-hand side under where it says "Version", look for either "32-bit" or "64-bit". This will determine which update from Microsoft that you need. You can then download either the 32-bit or the 64-bit update from Microsoft and install the update. Click here to get the update.

After applying the update follow these instructions to export events:
After clicking the "Export Events" button you will be asked if you want to open or save the file. Select "Open". You will then see a warning from Excel stating that the file format doesn't match its extension, and asking if you want to open the file. Choose "Yes". 

After following the steps explained to install the hotfix, the “Export Events” feature should be functioning correctly. The message was added to resolve a malfunction that was due to a change to IE 11 and not DevCo.  

For additional information on DevCo, review the online resources, including other How- To Videos and the DevCo Compliance User Guide. If you are having issues using DevCo please contact the DevCo Helpdesk.