Update Information

Update Info
[ 2019.05.31 ] is the current FHA Software release.

Program updates are available using the built-in Auto-Update feature which automates the update retrieval & installation process from our internet site. New updates are posted nearly every two or three weeks. If internet access is non-existent or connection speed is too slow for update file retrieval, users can be placed on our quarterly update mailing list.

To retrieve and install an FHA Software update ...

1.) Backup your FHA Software database ( using the built-in Data Backup/Restore feature )
2.) Establish an internet connection
3.) Start FHA Software for Windows
4.) Click-on Help .. Check for Update .. Auto-Update Process .. Get Update
5.) When file download is complete, click-on Exit .. Yes to close FHA Software
6.) Click-on Update to install the update

The following are details of revisions, enhancements and new features added with recent FHA Software updates.

IN GENERAL: None

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - The periodic sorting problem within the Tenant Ledger Report .. Revised - The Batch Number sort order to most recent at top in the Batch/Deposit Report - Setup window .. Added - Sort options to the Batch/Deposit Report - Setup window .. Fixed - The invalid Accounting Balance problem in Bank Reconciliation feature caused by Voided Checks .. Fixed - The ability to once again include a period or dash in the account number when adding a new COA .. Revised - Check Printing Process to prevent duplicate check numbers when printing one project at a time.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Fixed - The duplicate Tenant ID problem when using the EDI Data Conversion Utility.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Added - The option to print a 24 tenant lines per page version of the HUD-52670 HAP Request Voucher instead of the 6 tenant lines per page Schedule of Tenant Assistance Payments Due to save paper .. Revised - The HUD-50059 form with a new 2-page 50059 Data Requirements - Owner & Tenant Certification form to comply with HUD HB 4350.3 REV 1 Appendix 7.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: Fixed - Run-Time Error 6 when editing Applicant Relationship Codes in Waiting List Data .. Added - ^C0400 to Tenant Certification Data Input Codes for reporting Total Annual Rent Amounts.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - Selected Project Name was being incorrectly displayed on the Void Checks Process window .. Fixed - Run-Time Error 3024 when selecting a tenant in the A/R - Tenant Payment Entry window .. Added - A G/L Reposting Utility feature that automatically corrects invalid or incorrect amounts posted to the COA file .. Removed - The ability to renumber existing COA numbers .. Revised - Sorting order of Batch No. Lists with most current numbers on top .. Fixed - Check Printing Process so that checks are always printed in check number order.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - EDI Data Conversion to accommodate competitor software file creation formats.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - Detailed General Ledger Report process in Multi-Project Report mode.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Added - Recurring Adjustment Ledger feature to the A/J Adjustment Journal Entry window .. Added - Recurring Check Ledger Selection feature to the A/P Check Disbursement Entry window .. Fixed - COA Posting Problem when reposting A/R Tenant Payment Entries that included a posting date change (caused GL Summary & Detail Report Debit/Credit Totals to be off) .. Fixed - The currently active Batch Number was not being correctly defaulted when Adding a Tenant Payment if new Batch Numbers where being created with an A/J Adjustments Journal Entry .. Revised - The A/R Tenant Payment Entry process by automatically adding Unit Number to the Payment Description when Adding a Payment.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Fixed - TTP Amount Reported in a HUD-50059 TC MAT file when both HUD's Minimum Rent and Pro-Rated Assistance (due to Ineligible Household Members) effected the tenant's TTP.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Added - Text Generation Ability for customizing Late Notices that are printable at the Delinquent Rent Report window .. Added - The ability to Select Specific Tenants at the Delinquent Rent Report window .. Added - Text Generation Ability for customizing Payment Receipts that are printable at the A/R Tenant Payment Entry window .. Added - The ability to Select Specific Payables at the Check Printing Process window.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Fixed - MINC EDI File Creation process was not showing HUD-50059 Tenant Certification history when selecting to manually Add Previous Tenant Changes.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Fixed - Ending Date reported on the Louisiana State Specific Tenant Income Certification (TIC) .. Added - The ability to Show Unit/Tenant Occupancy Status as of the First Day of the Month Only on the Standard Analysis Report.

IN GENERAL: Added - A new Password Protection feature.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Added - A new Bank Reconciliation feature.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: Fixed - Run-Time Error 424 when attempting to backup a Specific Project without Accounting Setup Files.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: None.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Fixed - Run-Time Error 94 when attempting to generate a HUD-52670 Hap Request Voucher.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: Revised - Data Backup Options to allow sites to send database files to a main office without overwriting Accounting Feature activity recorded at the main office.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - All Batch Deposit activity displays to include Batch Numbers created in the A/J Adjustment Journal Entry window .. Fixed - One or more entries are missing information! error when attempting to save a Check Disbursement Entry session having more than nine entry lines.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Added - An Are You Sure? window when deleting previously saved RD 1930-7 & RD 1930-8 Reports.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - With the new 4350.3 REV 1 version of the HUD-52670 HAP Request Voucher form.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - Mississippi Tenant Income Certification with MHC's December 2003 changes.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - Posting problem to COA file when editing Check Numbers in an A/P Check Disbursement Entry and Invoice & Check Dates are not within the same Month/Year.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: Revised - Waiting List Applicant information to allow under aged ( < 18 ) Head Applicants to be added to the Waiting List for occupancy exceptions and record keeping purposes.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - Instances when Check Printing Process did not record check numbers for all payables included on printed check .. Fixed - Run-time Error 5 when attempting to save A/J Adjustment Journal Entries .. Fixed - Entry validation Errors when attempting to save A/P Check Disbursement Entries .. Revised - A/P Check Disbursement Entry process to allow manual Vendor ID entry selection.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Fixed - Calculation glitch with line 22 - TTL ACCTS PAYABLES on page 1 of the RD 1930-8 Balance Sheet.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Added - Alabama's Tax Credit Summary.

IN GENERAL: Added - Unit Type indicator to Unit Data which includes Small, Medium or Large .. Revised - Waiting List - Standard RD/HUD Sort Process to make sure Application Date/Time was used to prioritize applicants within each Income Level .. Added - EDGE Data Import Process option to the Utilities Menu for those users converting from EDGE to FHA Software's built-in Accounting features .. Added - A new 30-Trial Period Expiration Warning Window that appears when the program is started within 5-days of expiration.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Added - A second Check Type called MICR - Check Factory - CF to the Check Printing Process which allows Company Name & Address and Bank Name & Address information to be printed by Check Factory instead of FHA Software .. Revised - A/P - Check Disbursement Entry and A/J - Adjustment Journal Entry processing was made easier with an automated Project Filename entry feature.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - With the 07/03 Revision RD 1930-8-Balance Sheet form .. Revised - RD 1930-7 Project Budget with enhanced report saving features and EDI File Creation for MINC submission compliance .. Revised - RD 1930-8 Balance Sheet with enhanced report saving features and EDI File Creation for MINC submission compliance .. Added - MINC/EDI Financial Data Messages feature to monitor RD 1930-7 & 8 EDI Files created for MINC submission.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - Mississippi's Quarterly Tax Credit Summary.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Added - IRS 1099 MISC Income form processing .. Added - The MICR - Check Factory to the Check Type selection list in the Check Printing Process window (requires the purchase of Check Factory - MICR Check Writing software) .. Added - Automated generation of Minnesota's Certificate of Rent Paid form.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - WHEDA's Tax Credit Analysis Report .. Revised - MNHFA's Tax Credit Summary Report.

IN GENERAL: Added - A new Race / Ethnicity Report to the Reports menu selection .. Revised - TC Detail Report by adding Tenant Specific Address to the heading .. Added - A Reset Tenant Specific Address option to the Tenant Certification - File menu .. Fixed - Run-Time Error "3021" No Current Record when accessing the Tenant Certification database that was previously corrupted with a Run-Time Error "3163" caused by maxing out a household member's Occupation field length.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Revised - Printed Check layout by widening the Vendor (Payee) fields printed on the check .. Fixed - Run-time error "380" Invalid Property Value when changing Delinquency Date in the Delinquent Rent Report Setup window .. Added - A new Aged Payables (30/60/90 Day) Report to the A/P - Check Disbursement Entry - Print menu selection .. Revised - Split reported Adjustment & Payment Amounts into two separate columns on Rent Roll Report, Tenant Ledger Report, and Security Deposit Report .. Added - Ability to include A/J - Adjustment Journal Entries to A/R - Tenant Payment Entry - Batch/Deposit Slip Summary .. Added - An automated ability to Include Utility Refund Checks in the Check Printing Process window .. Revised - Made Zero Suppress the default selection in Balance Sheet, Operating Statement and General Ledger Report Setup Windows .. Revised - Simplified the A/R Tenant Payment Entry process by Auto-Inserting Charge Due Amounts when selecting Add a New Payment.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Added - A new LIHTC Maximum Rent Report to the LIHTC menu selection.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: None.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Added - GA, MI, NM, OH, TN and WI to the Section 42 State Specific Tenant Income Certification (TIC) list.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: None.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - The 11/30/2003 version HUD-52670 HAP Voucher Request.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - Added a Section 42 Tenant Income Certification (TIC) selection list to the Tenant Certification Print Options window with specific TIC's for State HFA's that don't use the standard NCSHA TIC (example: IL, LA, MS, TX).

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: None.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Added -a Combine Multiple EDI Files for MINC Submission feature which simplifies the multiple EDI file submission process through RD's MINC website.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - The standard Sec.42 Tenant Income Certification form.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - Multiple Copies option was not working for Balance Sheet and Operating Statements .. Added - Ability to import Vendor Account, Bank Account, and Tenant Charge Code information from EDGE Accounting program .. Fixed - Delinquent Rent Report accuracy when tenant payments include cents.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - The 07/03 Revision RD 1930-7 Project Budget .. Added - RD EDI File Conversion Utility.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - Run-time error "3420" Object invalid or no longer set when attempting to add new Recurring Tenant Charge entries.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Revised - Added more internal accuracy checks to insure that Accounting Defaults, Tenant Charge Codes, etc. are properly setup and contain valid COA information before allowing data entry .. Fixed - Delinquent Rent Report was incorrectly showing other tenant charge amounts as being delinquent .. Added - Recurring Tenant Charges feature.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - HUD Voucher Adjustment Calculations to coincide with new REV 1 HUD 4350.3 requirements which now uses actual number of days in the month to determine the daily HAP amount .. Revised - HUD-50059 Calculations to coincide with new REV 1 HUD 4350.3 requirements on rounding.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: Revised - Applicant Name format on the printed Waiting List Report has been switched from (Last, First) to (First Last) .. Fixed - Incorrect Applicant Time data info was being displayed on the Applicant Information Report .. Fixed - Run-Time Error '424' when attempting to add Applicant Info to Multiple Projects when applicant's SSN already existed in other Waiting Lists.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - The Select COA Only option of the General Ledger Report was not including A/R Detail .. Added - a Void Checks Process feature .. Added - Recurring Check Disbursements feature.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - With the 07/03 Revision RD 1944-8 Tenant Certification form.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Fixed - Calculation error in Current Max Gross Rent column of the IHDA Tax Credit Compliance Report .. Fixed - Run-Time Error '13' when attempting to transfer a LIHTC tenant .. Fixed - Qualifying Income Eligibility comparison on a Move-In Certification when Multiple Tax Credit Income Limits are being used.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - Run Time Error 6 Overflow when attempting to print a Batch/Deposit Report.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: Fixed - Run-Time Error 308 Invalid Property Value message when attempting to ADD NEW TC.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: None.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: Revised - Race/Ethnicity data entry method in both Waiting List Data and Tenant Certification Data sections .. Fixed - Multiple Projects option in Waiting List Data.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Added - A Security Deposit Historical Entry feature .. Added - A Security Deposit Refund feature .. Fixed - The Delete Disbursement option was not deleting Check Disbursement Entries that had blank check numbers .. Fixed - Delinquent Rent Notice and Payment Receipt generation was bombing when Management Data in Project Data was missing information .. Added - Auto-insertion of Vendor's Default COA No. when adding a new Check Disbursement Entry .. Added - Vendor Ledger Report feature .. Revised - Vendor Selection windows with Sort Options.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - The 04/03 Revision RD 1944-8 Tenant Certification form (with errors corrected).

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - Section 8 Special Claims form signature sections with Contact Person's Name, Phone Number and Date .. Revised - HUD 4350.3 MFH Handbook Reference to the Rev 1 July 2003 HB release.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: Revised - WHEDA Electronic ASCII Filename from Quarterly to Semi-Annual format.

IN GENERAL: Fixed - Transferring a Tenant in a project with Multiple Rent Rates was miscalculating the new rent in unique circumstances.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - 12 Month Operating Statement was displaying positive numbers as negatives .. Fixed - A/R Tenant Payment Entry process was allowing entries to be saved without a Charge Code selected .. Fixed - The Check Register Report was having difficulty displaying disbursement entries when payee was not a Vendor Account .. Fixed - A Payment Receipt was not able to print when Management Data was not completely entered in Project Data .. Added - A simplified Reset Accounting Start Date option has been added to the Accounting Defaults window .. Fixed - The Historical Entry check box was not being reset to unchecked after a Tenant Payment Entry was saved.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

IN GENERAL: None.

ACCOUNTING CHANGES: Fixed - General Ledger Summary to span multiple years .. Added - NSF Check Entry process to A/R Tenant Payment Entry section .. Added - Delete Entry checkbox to Edit A/P Check Disbursement Ledger section .. Fixed - Journal ID creation glitch when adding a new Check Disbursement Entry with more than 10 entries.

RD SPECIFIC CHANGES: Added - RD R/A Obligation Balance amount displayed on the RD 1944-29 Project Worksheet generation setup window .. Fixed - MINC EDI File Creation preview of selected Tenant Certifications with correct tenant names.

HUD SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.

LIHTC SPECIFIC CHANGES: None.