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Web-Based Annual Reporting System (WBARS)

LINK TO WBARS SITE: www.wbars.com

Combined Funder Annual Report Training Webinar

Session 1. Getting Started 101 (Vimeo)

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

User set up (5:20)

Import Process (12:50)

Review of Annual Report Summary (30:00)

Assigning a User to a role at a property (50:58)

Utility allowance set up in Buildings area (57:40)

New Ownership Certification on Report Cover Page (1:12:35)

Table 1 Summary (1:16:30)

Processing a re-certification and move-out (1:24:50)

Processing a move-in (1:41:45)

Processing a Transfer (1:43:13)

Completing Table 2 (1:49:40)

Completing Table 3 (1:59:55)

Session 2. HOME-Mini Video (Vimeo)

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)

Digging Deeper Material (PDF)

Sample Excel Export (Excel)

WBARs Annual Report Matrix (PDF)

Table 4 (Income & Expense Report) 02/2016

Table 4 Video (Vimeo)

WBARS INSTRUCTIONS

WBARS FAQs Rev 04/2011

Utility Instructions

WBARS User Guide Rev 12/2012

Annual Report Submission Supplemental Materials Update 11/2016

PARTICIPATING PUBLIC FUNDERS

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

HOW DOES PROPERTY DATA GET INTO WBARS?

  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

OTHER INFORMATION

  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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