& Improved the Helpdesk
· Helpdesk can now be used for
general compliance issues that aren’t necessarily specific to
DevCo. There is
a radio button to select either DevCo or Compliance.
· Subcategories were added for
optional selection. They are listed under “Please select some
· For example -- Category: User
Access with sub categories: Password Reset, Remove Access and
· Added Contact Name as a required
· Added an Upload File feature
accessed from within DevCo. Allowed file types:
jpg,jpeg,gif,pdf,xls,xlsx,doc,docx. You must be logged into DevCo
and click Help to have this new file feature available.
new Banner to DevCo linking Compliance & Inspection
· The new banner is visible once
you log in.
· The banner includes the APPS
button which allows users to switch between DevCo Compliance
(e.g., tenant events, TICs, & AOCs) and DevCo Inspection
(e.g., review responses).
· Features for DevCo Inspection
are currently disabled for all owners and managers using DevCo,
but these features will become available as responses are
required for 2019 reviews.
· More details will be available
soon on the web, and additional instructions or assistance will
be available for anyone working on 2019 review responses.
specificity to Award/Funding descriptions – Tenant Events & Unit
· Previously, funding was listed
in these areas as LIHTC, HOME, OHTF, etc.
· New label includes [award #] -
[full funding label], e.g., 079900 - LIHTC-Comp.(Lease Purchase)
· This new labeling also includes
changes in the database that allows the Inspection software to
automate sample size selection. Therefore, it is critical that HOME, OHTF, NHTF
awards are identified correctly on assisted units.
LIHTC Rent & Income Summary Tables – Project Details
· New tables were added that list
the Required (based on Restrictive Covenants) and Entered counts
of units identified for percentages. Entered is continually
updating as new events are entered and counted across reporting
· This feature only covers LIHTC
awards. There are future plans to have similar tables for HDAP
programs like HOME.
several fields - Tenant Events
· Fields that were hidden are
either duplicative or not actively contributing to compliance
with federal or OHFA requirements
· Fields hidden at household/event
level include: Population Served, Is Disabled, HH Member Count,
and Student Count.
· Special Needs was also hidden on
the household member level.
selections removed – Tenant Events
· Dropdowns on the tenant events
that are required no longer start with a default selection. This
ensures that all items are reviewed and updated individually.
· Simplified Rental Assistance
selections – Tenant Events
· New dropdown provides a more
detailed list of Rental Assistance options, and takes the place
of the two dropdowns.
· New selections bring it more in
line with current NAHMA XML standards and include two new OHFA
operated rental assistance programs.
· Updated list includes: HUD
Housing Choice Voucher, ODMSD, Ohio 811 PRA, Other Rental
Assistance, Section 8 PBRA, Section 8 Project Based Voucher,
Building Election for Transfers – Tenant Events
· DevCo Online limits transfer
events based on the compliance requirements related to the
multiple building election (8b on the 8609).
· If you experience issues with
transfer, contact DevCo Helpdesk and they will work with you to
confirm if this election is recorded correctly in DevCo.
most checks on Market Rate units - Tenant Events
· This change made it easier to
enter market rate activity in DevCo. Many fields still require a
response but default response can be used (i.e., did not disclose
· Identifying Market Units is
required for full use of the new DevCo Inspection software that
will be used for physical inspections by OHFA analysts. If market
units are not correctly identified, they may erroneously appear
in sample selections.
Average to Add Asset Income Dropdown - Tenant Events
· Average was added as an option
for this dropdown in addition to existing options of current and
Alert message for Composition Updates - Tenant Events
· Message was: “On Composition
Updates only, component incomes for a new household member must
be entered in two steps. First, add the new household member,
then click Update. Then add component income for the added
· Message was removed later after
resolving the underlying issues.
any Tenant Income Certifications (TICs) generated from DevCo that
experienced issues with information displaying incorrectly, an OHFA
Clarification Record should be included in
the tenant file showing the correct information.If you have any
questions or are experiencing additional issues please contact
the DevCo Helpdesk.