HUD - TASS

Goal:  To provide technical IT support and maintenance services to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsystem used to verify HUD tennent income eligibility.

Overview:  The Tenant Eligibility Assessment Subsystem provides the capability to conduct large-scale Computer Matching Income Verification (CMIV) to identify differences between tenant income data supplied by government agencies and Public Housing Authorities, owner, or management agent (collectively referred to as POAs) reported tenant income as stored in HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Information Center, and Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System. TASS also conducts field reviews at selected POA sites to measure errors in billing subsidy payments.

MELE Associates provided a seamless transition from an existing contractor to a teamed arrangement with Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) that provided full life-cycle system architecture, web development and testing for the TASS Subsystem under both general maintenance and targeted development tasks.  Support included:

  • Adherence to the software/web development regulations promulgated within HUD/REAC.
  • Creation and updates to related documentation.
  • Development of metrics.
  • Usage of configuration management tracking tools such as PVCS.
  • The requirements for documentation on this project included 24 deliverables per release. MELE met all of these requirements on the four releases that they provided.

The team ensures that the website adheres to all applicable federal regulations including Section 508 compliance, and ensures that the highest levels of information security are maintained throughout both the development and maintenance cycles. MELE has teamed with one of our partners on a project to provide outreach to Public Housing Authorities (PHA’s) on new income verification system (EIV) which replaced TASS by providing upfront income verification of applicants for public housing.

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