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Duane D. Tinsley, President
Simply Computer Software, Inc.


Duane D. Tinsley is the President of Simply Computer Software, Inc. and has been involved with affordable housing since 1982. Duane is the creator of FHA Software which is currently being used to automate over 5,500 RD, HUD, and LIHTC projects nationwide. Duane continues to be involved with software development and attends industry vendor meetings to stay on top of required changes. Duane also attends and speaks at numerious management association conferences throughout the year which includes sponsor/exhibitor display participation. Most of the SCS website pages provide information about FHA Software for potential clients, as well as existing users. This blog page is a way for Duane to chronologically document ongoing industry related events that he feels are of interest.

Want to send the President a comment? Duane's personal email address is ... Duane@SimplyComputer.net
Just posted the 2019.02.28 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Friday. 

IMPORTANT

* If you are just now updating from the previous 2019.01.31 Update Release of FHA Software and also installed the two required Crystal Report DLL file installations, you do not need to install the Crystal Report DLL files again. Download & install the 2019.02.28 Update Release like normal.

* If you are just now updating from a previous 2018.12.31 or earlier Update Release of FHA Software, this update also requires all computer Operating Systems to download and install current Crystal Reports v13.0.24 DLL files that are used to print reports throughout the FHA Software program. Therefore, AFTER    successfully installing the 2019.02.28 Update Release for FHA Software, immediately install the following two additional DLL file installations from our ftp site ...  

DOWNLOAD AND RUN THE CRRUNTIME_13024.MSI INSTALLATION FROM OUR FTP SITE

Go to [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/crruntime_13024.msi ] and click-on SAVE to download ( SAVE AS ) the CRRUNTIME_13024.MSI file a temporary folder on your computer drive. When download is complete, OPEN the temporary folder using Windows Explorer and double click-on the CRRUNTIME_13024.MSI to start and complete this installation.

DOWNLOAD AND RUN THE CRDLLUPDT_13024.EXE INSTALLATION FROM OUR FTP SITE

Go to [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/crdllupdt_13024.exe ] and click-on SAVE to download ( SAVE AS ) the CRDLLUPDT_13024.EXE file to a temporary folder on your computer drive. When download is complete, OPEN the temporary folder using Windows Explorer and double click-on the CRDLLUPDT_13024.EXE to start and complete this installation.

If you have any questions, concerns or need help with this update installation process, please call ( 815-231-0063 ext.#1 ) or email ( support@simplycomputer.net ) to request assistance .. DT.
Auto-Update Process File - On February 27, 2019, the internal password used to access the ftp location of our FHA Software update files changed. Since the ftp password is hard coded in our Auto-Update Process feature program, a program revision must be retrieved in order to be able to download and install all future updates, using the built-in Auto-Update Process feature.

To retrieve this Auto-Update Process file revision, do the following ...

Go to [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/Auto_Update_Revision.exe ]  and click-on RUN

Note: A "WinZip Self-Extractor" window will appear.

Make sure the UNZIP TO FOLDER path displayed has the correct drive letter and folder path where your FHA Software PROGRAM folder resides in your system ( normally C:\FHAWIN ).

Then click-on UNZIP .. OK .. CLOSE

Note: The built-in HELP .. CHECK FOR UPDATE .. AUTO-UPDATE PROCESS .. GET UPDATE feature will now work once again.
 
Just posted the 2019.01.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Friday. This update also requires all computer Operating Systems to download and install current Crystal Reports v13.0.24 DLL files that are used to print reports throughout the FHA Software program. Therefore, AFTER successfully installing the 2019.01.31 Update Release for FHA Software, immediately install the following two additional DLL file installations from our ftp site ...


DOWNLOAD AND RUN THE CRRUNTIME_13024.MSI INSTALLATION FROM OUR FTP SITE

Go to [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/crruntime_13024.msi ] and click-on SAVE to download ( SAVE AS ) the CRRUNTIME_13024.MSI file a temporary folder on your computer drive. When download is complete, OPEN the temporary folder using Windows Explorer and double click-on the CRRUNTIME_13024.MSI to start and complete this installation.

DOWNLOAD AND RUN THE CRDLLUPDT_13024.EXE INSTALLATION FROM OUR FTP SITE

Go to [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/crdllupdt_13024.exe ] and click-on SAVE to download ( SAVE AS ) the CRDLLUPDT_13024.EXE file to a temporary folder on your computer drive. When download is complete, OPEN the temporary folder using Windows Explorer and double click-on the CRDLLUPDT_13024.EXE to start and complete this installation.

If you have any questions, concerns or need help with this update installation process, please call ( 815-231-0063 ext.#1 ) or email ( support@simplycomputer.net ) to request assistance .. DT.
The Annual 2-Day FHA Software Training Seminar is scheduled for April 3 & 4, 2019 in Rockford, IL. Training brochures will be mailed out the first week of February 2019. An agenda and registration form is also available on our TRAINING page [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/FHA_Software_Training_Mailer.pdf ] .. DT.
Just posted the 2018.12.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Monday. 4th Quarter Update CDROM's will be mailed out on Monday. .. DT.
Just posted the 2018.11.30 Update Release to our ftps site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Monday. .. DT.
Just posted the 2018.10.31 Update Release to our ftps site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out this afternoon. .. DT.
Royce Ann at RRHA of Texas has stated there will be no changes to the RRHA Texas Lease forms for the beginning of 2019. The 2019 RRHA Texas Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2019 RRHA Texas Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2018 users. .. DT.
 
Just posted the 2018.09.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Monday ). 3rd Quarter Update CDROM's will be mailed out on Monday. .. DT.
Just posted the 2018.08.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. .. DT.
Just posted the 2018.06.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. 2nd Quarter Update CDROM's will be mailed out next week. .. DT.
Just posted the 2018.04.23 Update Release of the 2018 RRHA Texas Lease Program to our ftp site. This update includes a new Rental Application form and new Addendum To HUD Model Lease For Subsidized Programs form. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. .. DT.
Just posted the 2018.03.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Monday ). 1st Quarter Update CDROM's will be mailed out by the end of the week. .. DT.
Just posted the HUD FY2018 Income Limits DataSet to our ftp site which includes HUD Multi-Family Housing Programs ( ex: Section 8, PRAC, etc. ) as well as Low Income Housing Tax Credit ( LIHTC ) programs. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out later today. DT.
Just posted the 2018.01.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Tuesday ). .. DT.
The Annual 2-Day FHA Software Training Seminar is scheduled for March 28 & 29, 2018 in Rockford, IL. Training brochures will be mailed out next week. An agenda and registration form is also available on our TRAINING page [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/FHA_Software_Training_Mailer.pdf ] .. DT.
Just posted the 2017.12.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Tuesday ). 4th Quarter Update CDROM's will be mailed out by the end of the week. .. DT.
Just posted the 2017.11.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. .. DT.
The 2018 WI-CARH Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2018 WI-CARH Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2017 users. To renew you WI-CARH Lease Generation Software for 2018, contact Diane Hamm at WI-CARH.
The 2018 AHA Indiana Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2018 AHA Indiana Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2017 users. To renew you AHA Indiana Lease Generation Software for 2018, contact Charyl Luth at AHA of Indiana.
Royce Ann at RRHA of Texas has stated there will be no changes to the RRHA Texas Lease forms for the beginning of 2018. The 2018 RRHA Texas Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2018 RRHA Texas Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2017 users. .. DT.
Just posted the 2017.09.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Thursday ). 3rd Quarter Update CDROM's will be mailed out by the end of the week. .. DT.
Just posted the 2017.08.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. .. DT.
SUBMIT A MAINTENANCE REQUEST ONLINE - All registered FHA Software package clients have the ability to provide a link on their website that can be used by existing tenants to fill-out and submit a Maintenance Request. Maintenance information detail is immediately sent to the client by email with a .CSV file attachment that can be imported directly into the Work Orders feature of FHA Software. .. DT.
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ONLINE - All registered FHA Software package clients have the ability to provide a link on their website that can be used by prospective tenants to fill-out and submit a pre- application for housing. Application information detail is immediately sent to the client by email with a .CSV file attachment that can be imported directly into the Waiting List Data feature of FHA Software. .. DT.