On June 14, 2014, the data that pre-populates Consolidated Plan templates in Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) was updated to use the 2007-2011 American Community Survey (ACS) and Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data. Due to an error, the CHAS data that populates State plans was not updated at that time. As a result, all State plans created after June 14, 2014 have incorrect CHAS data. On November 19, 2014, this was corrected and the data that populates State plans now includes the 2007-2011 CHAS data. All new State plan created from this point forward will have the correct CHAS data.
To minimize the impact of this data error, HUD implemented a data correction in IDIS on October 3, 2014. This action replaced the CHAS data in State plans with the correct year’s data. Affected State grantees will have the correct data the next time they open their plans. The correction was applied to:
New Consolidated Plans created in IDIS by State grantees between June 14, 2014 and November 19, 2014
Copied State grantee Consolidated Plans that are not designated as amendments on the AD-25 screen that were copied between June 14, 2014 and November 19, 2014
HUD apologizes for this confusion and is making every effort to avoid such errors in the future.