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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 2021.07.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out today. .. DT
Just posted the 2021.06.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out today. 2nd Quarter Update CDROMS will also be sent out by the first of next week. .. DT
Just posted the 2021.04.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow. .. DT
Just posted the 2021.03.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out today. 1st Quarter Update CDROMS will also be sent out by the first of next week. .. DT
Just posted the 2020.12.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out today. 4th Quarter Update CDROMS will also be sent out by the end of the week. .. DT
2020 Certificate of Rent Paid ( CRP ) forms for MN, MO, VT, WI are now available and will be included in the 2020.12.31 Update Release of FHA Software that will be posted on 12/31/2020. We have also reposted the current 2020.11.30 Update Release with these CRP forms included. If you would like these 2020 CRP forms before 12/31/2020, rerun the Help .. Check for Update .. Auto-Update Process .. Get Update - Internet feature to download and reinstall the current 2020.11.30 Update Release. .. DT
Just posted the 2020.11.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out tomorrow. .. DT
Just posted the 2020.10.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out tomorrow. 3rd Quarter Update CDROMS will also be sent out by the end of the week. .. DT
Just posted the 2020.06.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out today. 2nd Quarter Update CDROMS will also be sent out by the end of the week. .. DT
Just posted the 2020.04.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out by the end of the week. 1st Quarter Update CDROMS will also be sent out by the end of the week. .. DT
Just posted the HUD FY2020 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 that are both effective 04/01/2020. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out later today and tomorrow. DT.
Due to multiple circumstances created by the Coronavirus outbreak,  we have cancelled the Annual 2-Day FHA Software Training Seminar that was scheduled for April 6th & 7th.  Those who were already registered to attend this seminar will have their refund check placed in the mail next week. If you have any questions, please let me know by calling 815-231-0063 ext # 1. .. DT.
Just posted the 2020.02.29 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out tomorrow. .. DT
Just posted the 2020.01.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out tomorrow. .. DT
The Annual 2-Day FHA Software Training Seminar is scheduled for April 6 & 7, 2020 in Rockford, IL. Training brochures will be mailed out the first part of February 2020. 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 2019.12.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast email messages will be sent out by the end of the week. 4th Quarter Update CDROMS will also be sent out by the end of the week. .. DT
Just posted the 2019.11.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Monday. .. DT 
Just posted the 2019.10.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Wednesday ). .. DT 
Charyl at AHA of Indiana has stated there will be no changes to the AHA Indiana Lease forms for the beginning of 2020. The 2020 AHA Indiana Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2020 AHA Indiana Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2019 users. .. DT.

Royce Ann at RRHA of Texas has stated there will be no changes to the RRHA Texas Lease forms for the beginning of 2020. The 2020 RRHA Texas Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2020 RRHA Texas Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2019 users. .. DT.
Just posted the 2019.07.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. 

IMPORTANT

* 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 2019.07.31 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.
Just posted the 2019.05.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. 

IMPORTANT

* If you are just now updating from the previous 2019.01.31 or 2019.02.28 or 2019.03.31 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 2019.05.31 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 2019.03.31 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.
Just posted the 2019.03.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today. 

IMPORTANT

* If you are just now updating from the previous 2019.01.31 or 2019.02.28 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 2019.03.31 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 2019.03.31 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.
Just posted the HUD FY2019 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 that are both effective 04/24/2019. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out later today and tomorrow. DT.
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.