Enterprise Income Verification Specialist (EIVS)

HUD's Enterprise Income Verification System (EIV) was developed as a tool to simplify the income verification process and improve the accuracy of tenant rent calculations. Use of the system has been mandatory since January 2010.

The EIVS covers everything you need to know about the HUD Enterprise Income Verification System including its purpose, how it developed, how to sign up, how to maintain access, which reports are required, how to interpret reports, how to resolve any discrepancies and how to ensure the security of the data.

The EIVS is appropriate for all managers, assistant managers, management office compliance staff and any other persons involved with the tenant certification process.

What you’ll learn:

Part 1: The basics of EIV

In this section, we will cover the history of the EIV system, how it developed, its purpose, and how to get signed up for and maintain access to the system. We will also discuss the different roles an EIV user may have, how to maintain the security of the EIV data, and the penalties for willful disclosure of EIV information.

In this section, we will cover each of the EIV Income and Verification Reports individually. We will discuss the purpose of each report, where and when to access them, how to interpret them, and where to file the reports. We will also talk about how to handle any discrepancies that might come up.

Part 3: Resolving income discrepancies

In this section we will focus on the Income Discrepancy Report. We will discuss how to alert the tenant to a potential income discrepancy, how to investigate potential income discrepancies, and how to correct them. We will also cover HUD's requirements for any repayment agreement that you use with your tenants.

How you will learn:

EVIS is a classroom-based program led by an experienced teacher and practitioner. The program is divided into three parts, described above, and includes question-and-answer sessions, as well as quizzes and exercises that enable students to test their knowledge of the material.

Download the EIVS course description


Duration: One-day program
Exam: Optional Certification Exam
Format: Lecture, with group participation
Prerequisites: None/Introductory to intermediate
Audience: Managers of HUD-assisted housing
Provided: Manual; slides handout
Bring: Pen/pencil; notepad
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