December DevCo Release
The Ohio Housing Finance
Agency (OHFA) released changes / updates to DevCo Online on January 2, 2017. This new release focused on
improvements to the compliance checks, correcting XML upload issues,
and adding the Upload Documents feature. Here is a summary of the
changes to online reporting for December's Release.
- XML Upload reinstated - The XML upload process was
added back into DevCo. There were not any changes to the
functionality, but several issues related to how information was
saved in DevCo were corrected.
- False Errors and Warnings Removed - Issues related to Rent and
Income limits were removed from Move-out and Transfer-out
events. Additionally, a few other issue messages were moved that
frequently flagged properties as falsely having a problem. The
errors or warnings removed include:
- Allowable Rent Exceeded
- Income Exceeds County AMI Income
- Income Exceeds 140% Rule
- Total Household Income Is Zero
- Tenant Rent Portion Is Zero and
Rental Assist Portion is Zero
- Household Income at Move In Is Required
- All Members Must Have An Income
These issues may return to
DevCo in a future reporting cycle after further evaluating the need
and correcting some underlying issues that caused these to falsely
appear on events.
- Upload Document Feature - This button located on the
Project Details screen will allow Owners/ Management to submit
various forms related to site review to OHFA. You can begin
using the feature March 1st. This feature currently does not
support uploading documents for Annual Owner Reporting.
Additional training will be provided to the industry as well as
OHFA staff on how to use this new feature. Please look for a
How-To Video on this in coming months.
AFHMPs, Utility Allowance documents, Completed 8609s, 8609As, Tenant
Selection Plans, Restrictive Covenants, and Funding Agreements are
all examples of documents that can be uploaded.