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TRACS 202D Deadline Extended to March 2013


Update: TRACS 202D dates have changed since this article was originally written. The new go live date is August 22, 2013 and the end of transition date is February 28, 2014.

Based on the conclusion of the March 14, 2012 Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Industry meeting in Washington, the go-live date, when 202D files are first accepted by Contract Administrators and TRACS, has been moved from July 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013.  The final cutover date (the last date on which TRACS will accept files in the current TRACS 202C format) has been changed from October 31, 2012 to August 31, 2013. 

“The lengthening of the transition period should allow for a less rushed deployment by both software providers and owner/agents,” commented Jed Graef, chair of the certification working group and affordable housing compliance manager at MRI Software.  At HUD’s request, Graef drafted the formal specification documents that TRACS and software vendors will use to ensure compliance and has been intimately involved in the creation of the TRACS 202D Industry Specification. 

Changes being made within 202D include: a new HAP Voucher form and a new record for reporting transactions electronically.

Bostonpost Property Manager is MRI’s flagship affordable housing management software solution.  Property Manager uniquely supports all affordable housing programs seamlessly, including HUD, USDA, DHCR, public housing programs and low income housing tax credits, while enabling real-time access to all property, tenant, compliance, financial, and maintenance information.

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For more information about Bostonpost and TRACS 202D, visit: or for information regarding MRI Software, visit: The full press release covering this deadline extension can be found here.


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