The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) released
several changes/updates to DevCo Online on January 21.
We experienced some technical difficulties after the updates were
released which have been resolved. No tenant events could be entered
from 9am to 4pm
on January 21st on properties that have previously
reported, and new properties just placing in service could not enter
tenants until 10:30am on January 22nd.
This new release impacts XML uploads, the Property
Listings page, manual Tenant Event entry, and more. Here is a summary
of the changes.
- Receipt for finalizing Tenant Events
revised to "Annual Tenant Data Submission Receipt" -
this change was made to make it clear what was submitted. There
are two separate submissions, the Tenant Data & the Annual
Owner Certification, needed in DevCo to complete the Annual
- Reporting Years now listed sequentially -
This correction fixed the issue that after clicking on
"Show All Reporting Years" the years would be listed
in a random order.
- "Show All Reporting Years"
greyed out until property list is filtered -
The Property Name filter located on the Property Listings page
must be applied before accessing older reporting years due to
the quantity of information that is stored in DevCo for each
- Tenant Events entered chronologically -
You will now receive an error message if you are entering a
tenant event out of order. This has been done to prevent
information between old and new events getting overwritten. If
you enter an event out of order you will receive this error,
"events must be entered consecutively by date". For
example if a tenant moves out 4/1/2015 and a new tenant moves in
on 7/15/2015, the move-out must be entered before the move-in.
- XML Upload: Improved the coding in DevCo
for recognizing the order that events are entered -
this means that there should be far few errors occurring with
the XML upload that a unit is incorrectly listed vacant or
- XML Upload: Allowed the ability to
upload update events (Student, Composition, Rent) -
For XML upload users this means you should now include
Adjustment(A) events in your XML files. In most compliance
software these will be listed as IRs or Interim
Recertifications. These update events from the upload will be
listed by default as composition updates in DevCo. After the
upload is completed, you will need to select the update type
based on what you are required to report for your OHFA funding
programs and the type of activity that occurred with the
household. For example if a rent change was included as part of
an IR, it should be listed in DevCo as Rent Update. A How-to
Video on the XML Upload process will be made available by
Tuesday of next week (Jan. 26th).