Web-Based Annual Reporting System (WBARS)


Combined Funder Annual Report Training Webinar

VIEW FULL TRAINING VIDEO (MP4) *see Session 1 timeline notes below 11/2016

Getting Started 101 Training starts at 07:25

HOME-Mini Training starts at 02:10:32

Digging Deeper 201 Training starts at 3:04:38

OR view individual sessions:
Session 1.
Getting Started 101 (Vimeo/Streaming)

*For instructions on specific tasks in WBARS, use the following timeline for guidance on answering common questions.

User set up (MP4 9:45/Vimeo 5:20)

Import Process (MP4 17:10/Vimeo 12:50)

Review of Annual Report Summary (MP4 34:20/Vimeo 30:00)

Assigning a User to a role at a property (MP4 55:20/Vimeo 50:58)

Utility allowance set up in Buildings area (MP4 62:00/Vimeo 57:40)

*NEW* Ownership Certification on Report Cover Page (MP4 77:00/Vimeo 1:12:35)

Table 1 Summary (MP4 81:00/Vimeo 1:16:30)

Processing a re-certification and move-out (MP4 89:00/Vimeo 1:24:50)

Processing a move-in (MP4 106:05/Vimeo 1:41:45)

Processing a Transfer (MP4 107:34/Vimeo 1:43:13)

Completing Table 2 (MP4 114:00/Vimeo 1:49:40)

Completing Table 3 (MP4 124:15/Vimeo 1:59:55)

Session 2. HOME-Mini Video (Vimeo/Streaming)

HOME - Mini (PowerPoint)

Table 1 Export for HOME - Mini Webinar (Excel) 

Exhibit 3-7 Fixed HOME Units/Over-Income Tenants (PDF)

Exhibit 3-9 Floating HOME Units/Over-Income Tenants (PDF)

Session 3. Digging Deeper 201 Video (Vimeo/Streaming)

Digging Deeper Material (PDF)

Sample Excel Export (Excel)

WBARs Annual Report Matrix (PDF)

Table 4 (Income & Expense Report) 02/2016

Table 4 Video (Vimeo link) | (MP4)


WBARS FAQs Rev 04/2011

Utility Instructions

WBARS User Guide Rev 12/2012

Annual Report Submission Supplemental Materials Update 11/2016


Washington State Housing Finance Commission

State of Washington Department of Commerce, Housing Division

City of Seattle, Office of Housing

City of Tacoma, CEDD Housing Division

King County, Housing and Community Development Program

Snohomish County, OHHCD

City of Spokane, Community Development

City of Bellingham, Housing & Human Services


  1. You can manually enter information on the website, OR
  2. If you use a compliance software system, you can transfer data via an XML upload from your system.
    XML Import Documentation for END USERS
    XML Import Documentation for SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS


  1. Check with the WBARS Administrator for your organization if you need to have an account set up for you in the system.
  2. Make sure you agree with the information in WBARS before you begin entering data.  If you encounter incorrect information, such as a missing unit at a project, email your funder immediately.  Only funders can add or delete units, or make changes to square footage and bedroom size.


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