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Using HUD’s Newly Updated Tenant Income Certification (TIC) Form (January 1, 2013)

Using HUD’s Newly Updated Tenant Income Certification (TIC) Form (January 1, 2013)

Written by Paul Perpich, Spectrum Enterprises

Click here to download the TIC, these instructions or any of our other updated forms.

January 1, 2013 marks the date you must start using the updated Tenant Income Certification (TIC) form used to collect additional tenant data that HUD is requiring. This new requirement was mandated by congress in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008. The new elements of the TIC form will be incorporated into the Spectrum End of Year (EOY) software that will be available for downloaded from the Spectrum web site on March 1, 2013.

The following additions and changes are include on the updated TIC form:

Part I – Development Data

Square Footage: The unit’s square footage has been added

BIN Address:  There is now separate spaces for City and Zip

BIN#: HUD is requiring that the correct BIN number, as defined by the IRS and located on form 8609, be entered on the TIC. The BIN# must follow the specific format as described below.

Enter the Building Identification Number (BIN) assigned to the building (from IRS Form 8609). This is expected to be in the following format:
            ME-87-00001, ME-87-00002, ME-87-00003, etc.

            – ME is the state allocating agency’s two character state designation. In this case Maine.
            – 87 is the last two digits of the BIN’s year of allocation (1987)
            – 00001, 00002, 00003 is a 5 digit serial number usually sequential.

Part II – Household Composition

SSN: 0000 is now the default entry when a social security or alien registration number is not available.

Race: New codes: 6 – Other, or 8 – Tenant did not respond have been added.

Ethnicity: A new code: 3 – Tenant did not respond has been added.

Disabled?:    The disability status must now be indicated as follows:

Enter 1 – (Yes) if the household member is disabled according to Fair Housing Act definition for handicap (disability)

Enter 2 – (No) if the household member is not disabled.

Enter 3 – Tenant Did Not Respond

Part IV – Determination of Income Eligibility

The wording “Current Income Limit per Family Size:” has been modified to “Current LIHTC Income Limit per Family Size for the federal 50% or 60% set aside:”. This is to indicate the income limit entered there must always be the Federal Set Aside Income limit not any reduced income limit that may be in place for the household.

Part VI – Rent

A new section has been added that collects data on any rental assistance that is being provided including the source of any Federal assistance.

Part VII – Student Status

An additional Student Use Explanation code (6. Extended Use Period) has been added.


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