Use New Matrix Codes In IDIS For Housing Counseling

Friday, February 22, 2019

Pay special attention if you receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding

In May 2018, HUD made changes in the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) to meet the Housing Counseling rule’s requirements at 24 CFR 5.100. And now, HUD has added and replaced a handful of matrix codes for the Housing Counseling activities – and the Office of Block Grant Assistance has updated the following matrix code definitions:

Code Definition Notes
03Z Other Public Improvements Not Listed in 03A-03T 24 CFR 570.201(c) or 42 USC 5305(a)(2)

This matrix code replaces matrix code 03. Only use this code when an activity does not fall under a more specific 03A – 03S matrix code. Check the following before using this matrix code:

 Grantees may only have one public facility in an activity. Grantees must set up a separate activity for each public facility. When two or more related facilities are funded by CDBG, the grantee needs to set up a separate activity for each facility or improvement.

 03Z can be used for seawalls, bus shelters, retaining walls, and wind turbines.

 03Z can be used for activit


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