As a nationwide database, the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) provides HUD with current information regarding the program activities underway across the Nation, including funding data. HUD uses this information to report to Congress and to monitor grantees. IDIS is the draw down and reporting system for the five CPD formula grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). The system allows grantees to request their grant funding from HUD and report on what is accomplished with these funds. Grantees also use IDIS for the Recovery Act programs - Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP), CDBG Recovery (CDBG-R), and Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) - and for Consolidated Planning purposes.

There are two key objectives of the IDIS: to manage and account for disbursement of HOME funds to Participating Jurisdictions (PJs); and to collect, consolidate and report information regarding HOME Program performance.

IDIS is like a "bank." Each PJ has an account in the bank, and each account contains a deposit of HOME monies (and other HUD funds). PJs can withdraw funds from the account, much like computerized banking. The PJ must maintain information regarding the purpose of each expenditure (that is, the activity information). In IDIS, each HOME project is called an "activity." IDIS captures data at four key stages of a HOME activity: 1) Activity set-up; 2) Activity funding; 3) Disbursements of HOME funds requested via IDIS, as needed; and 4) Activity completion information.

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Grant Based Accounting Requirements

HUD has updated IDIS to phase out the first-in-first-out (FIFO) accounting methodology. These changes will require grantees to tie activity funding/commitment and draws to specific grants in IDIS. The initial IDIS changes implemented grant-specific accounting beginning with FY 2015 HOME allocations. Future changes will implement HOME deadline compliance requirement in IDIS. Funds from pre-2015 grants will continue to be committed and disbursed using the FIFO method.

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HOME FACTS is the Office of Affordable Housing Programs' Official Financial and Information Services Division newsletter for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Each HOME FACTS addresses a topic related to HOME finance, such as HOME grants, deadline compliance, and repayments, or HOME computer systems processed IDIS.


HOMEfires Vol. 6, No. 1: Guidance on Rules and Expectations for Entering Home Project Completion Information and Beneficiary Data Into IDIS

What are the rules and expectations for entering HOME project completion information and beneficiary data into the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS)?

Date Published: August 2005

HOMEfires Vol. 2 No. 5: IDIS HOME Data Cleanup

I have heard a great deal about the IDIS HOME data cleanup effort. Why is this endeavor such a priority for HUD? What is quality data and how can I assist HUD in its effort to improve the reliability of HOME program information in IDIS?

Date Published: April 2000

HOMEfires Vol. 1 No. 6: Setting up an Activity and Committing Funds in IDIS under HOME to Purchase, Rehabilitate, and Rent Homes at Different Locations

How should I set up an activity and commit funds in IDIS under HOME to purchase, rehabilitate, and rent out homes at different locations? Is there a way to set up and fund this activity without knowing the addresses of the properties? Can one activity have more than one property address? Would the same process work for a first-time homebuyer program which provided HOME assistance at different locations?

Date Published: February 1998

HOME CPD Notices

Notice CPD-12-009: Use of IDIS to Submit the Consolidated Plan

This Notice describes changes to the Consolidated Plan, within current statutory and regulatory provisions, for a new process for electronic submission including a required template and other improvements.

Date Published: April 2012


IDIS FAQs Related to the HOME Program

This collection of IDIS FAQs are directly related and apply to the HOME Program.

Date Published: April 2019


IDIS Online Reports User Guide

This manual provides instructions for generating MicroStrategy reports using IDIS.

HOME IDIS Training Manual for PJs

The purpose of this manual is to show HOME PJ users how to set up, fund, draw funds for, and complete HOME activities in IDIS.

Date Published: January 2018

Changing Tenure Types from Homebuyer to Rental in HOME Projects

This document provides instructions for changing tenure types from homebuyer to rental in IDIS.

Date Published: December 2012

HOME IDIS Exercise Manual for PJs

These exercises accompany the HOME IDIS Training Manual which provides instructions for HOME PJ users on how to set up, fund, draw funds for, and complete HOME activities in IDIS OnLine.

Date Published: July 2010


IDIS Navigation Tips

This document summarizes navigation tips for using IDIS.

Date Published: September 2011

IDIS Data Dictionary – Draft

This is the data dictionary for IDIS.

Date Published: March 2012


HOME IDIS Homebuyer Set Up And Completion Form

PJs may find this form useful for collecting homebuyer project data prior to data entry into IDIS.

Date Published: August 2006

Videos and Training Material

Self-Paced Online Training

Building HOME Online Training

This interactive self-paced online training is a comprehensive introduction and important refresher on key HOME Program requirements and topic areas. Complete all modules to learn the full breadth of eligible HOME activities and to access guidance related to effective and compliant implementation.

Date Published: March 2020

Videos, Webinars, and Other Training Material

Using IDIS to Administer a HOME TBRA Program Webinar

This webinar guides HOME PJs on the proper use of IDIS to administer a HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program.

Date: June 16, 2020

Receipt Fund Types in the HOME Investment Trust Fund Local Account Webinar

This webinar covers how to use program income, repayments to the local account, and recaptured homebuyer funds that are deposited in a PJ’s HOME Investment Trust Fund local account.

Date: March 9, 2016

HOME IDIS Grant Based Accounting Changes for FY 2015 and Onward Webinar

This webinar explains the transition from the first-in-first-out accounting method to grant based accounting in IDIS.

Date: August 12, 2015