The Ohio Housing Finance Agency released several changes and updates to DevCo Online on July 29, 2016





Ohio Housing Finance Agency       57 East Main Street | Columbus, OH 43215



July DevCo Release Update



Update: Directly after the release at 4pm on August 1st until 9:30am on August 2nd the online portal was saving information to OHFA's test system. Some information saved during this time period was already recovered. However, if you entered any Tenant Events or Utility Allowances during this time frame please make sure that they are listed correctly in DevCo.

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) released several changes / updates to DevCo Online on August 1, 2016. This new release improved readability within the OHFA database, Utility Allowances (UAs) and more. There was no release to DevCo in June. Below is a summary of the changes to online reporting for July's Release.

  • DBA added to Property Details - Doing Business A's (DBA) field has been added to the Project Details screen as a reference. The new field is located directly under the Project Name.
  • Compliance Analyst added to Property Details - The Compliance Analyst assigned to the property is now listed to the right of the property address on the Property Details screen.
  • Unit Name field Expanded  - The display will now show the first 20 characters of a unit's name.
  • Building Information Locked - On the Building Details screen the Building Name, BIN, address, placed-in-service date, Unit Counts, and Applicable fraction are display only. Owner Pays Utilities, Notes, and the Unit table remain editable.
  • Additional years listed on Utility Allowance (UA) screen - The current UAs and UAs for the last two reporting years will show in list on the Utility Allowances screen.
  • Added Alert for updating Events after new UA(s) - An alert will be displayed that reminds anyone viewing the property that the rent & UAs must be updated on each current resident when there is a change (new effective date)  to the Utility Allowances.
  • Contacts corrected on Annual Certification questionnaire - The owner and management contact persons listed on the annual certification will now match the primary owner and management contacts listed on the property details page.
  • Fees heading removed from Tenant Event Receipt - There is no fee associated with finalizing tenant data so the heading has been removed from the tenant event's receipt.


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.



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Ohio Housing Finance Agency, 57 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215