NAHMA HUD Update: LOCCS Alert; Median Rents Publication by ZIP Code Delayed; Free Tax Help

February 23, 2022

Dear NAHMA Members,

Please find below several announcements from the Office of Multifamily Housing regarding:

  1. Unique Entity Identifier Replacing DUNS for LOCCS Users
  2. Publication of Median Rents by ZIP Code Has Been Delayed
  3. Residents Can Get Free Tax Help at GetYourRefund

For more information, please view the announcements below.

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 Multifamily Asset Management Update

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 to qualify for federal awards that are reported to the public through

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 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.