LOCCS Alert / Median Rents Publication by ZIP Code Delayed / Free Tax Help
Office of Housing sent a bulletin on LOCCS Alert, Median Rents Publication by ZIP Code Delayed, Free Tax Help
Unique Entity Identifier Replacing DUNS for LOCCS Users
For HUD Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) users, please note that by April 4, 2022, the federal government will transition away from using the Dun & Bradstreet data universal numbering system (DUNS) to the new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) for identification for federal awards. Entities must be registered in SAM.gov to qualify for federal awards that are reported to the public through USASpending.gov.
If you have not already registered or if your registration has expired, please register immediately. The General Services Administration (GSA) has provided tools that will assist you in registering your entity and obtaining a DUNS/UEI. Visit the GSA SAM web site that contains a number of resources related to the UEI implementation.
Watch a webinar from November 3, 2021, concerning the changes.
You can also go to fsd.gov and select the green "Help on UEI Transition" button to learn more.
Publication of Median Rents by ZIP Code Has Been Delayed
The publication of Median Rents by ZIP Code has been delayed due to the effects of COVID. Specifically, the Census Bureau will be unable to release the underlying dataset until March. HUD will publish the revised Median Rents by ZIP Code as soon as possible after the underlying dataset has been released. Until that time, continue to rely upon the figures published on February 11, 2021, which are available here.
Residents Can Get Free Tax Help at GetYourRefund
Owners/agents of Multifamily-assisted housing are encouraged to let residents know about the online tax filing tool GetYourRefund where they can get free tax help from IRS-certified volunteers.
As a reminder, the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit are large tax refund payments that people can receive when they file a tax return. The 2021 American Rescue Plan expanded who can receive these payments and increased the amount of money available to many families and individuals. These tax credits are not income. Receiving these benefits will not impact eligibility for other federal benefits.