Part 1:Understanding TRACS-Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Part 2: MAT Transmission- Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Part 3: Subsystems- Thursday, January 31, 2019
Presenter: Nicki Scott
NEAHMA is excited to offer a three part webinar series designed to help Owners and Agents gain a thorough understanding of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System, or TRACS.
The topics covered in this training include: a basic understanding of the TRACS system, including the Voucher and Tenant Queries in TRACS’ Subsystems, best practice recommendations for transmitting certified tenant data and subsidy payment vouchers electronically to HUD as well as basic skills for troubleshooting TRACS errors.
In part one of our series, we will provide an overview of the TRACS system as well as the Monthly Activity Transmission, which is commonly referred to as the MAT. Additionally, we will discuss format requirements for MAT records and introduce MAT Header records.
In part two of our series, we will discuss the different MAT record types in detail as well as review MAT error messages to teach users how to resolve TRACS errors. We will end part two with a discussion of MAT transmission protocols, which includes a review of TRACS’ batch processing order.
Finally, in part three of our series we will discuss the Voucher and Tenant Queries available in TRACS’ Subsystems as well as provide a recommended TRACS monthly workflow for both users that transmit TRACS directly to HUD as well as users that transmit TRACS to a third party Contract Administrator.