Earlier today, HUD’s Financial Management Center sent an email apologizing for Voucher Management System (VMS) updates which were not completed due to the federal government shutdown. Some PHAs have had trouble submitting data through VMS during the shutdown. The VMS updates have occurred and PHAs should be “working to get all CY2018 data submitted, which includes December, 2018 data.” The full email is reproduced below.
As you are aware, the Federal Government was shutdown from December 22nd, 2018 through January 25th, 2019. Therefore, most HUD programs and systems, including the Voucher Management System (VMS) were temporarily interrupted. That being said, needed uploads to the VMS were not performed, which resulted in technical issues and submission problems for many Public Housing Authorities (PHAs).
These uploads have now been completed, and Financial Analysts (FAs) at the Financial Management Center (FMC) will be working with their PHAs to get all outstanding VMS data submitted. PHAs should be working to get all CY2018 data submitted, which includes December, 2018 data.
Please contact your FA if you have any questions, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused your PHA.