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May 26, 2015: NHLP Conducts VAWA Webinar to Hundreds

On May 21, 2015, over 470 participants attended NHLP's webinar on HUD's proposed rule implementing the housing provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Attendees included victim service providers, legal services attorneys, staff of public housing authorities as well as federal, state, and local government agencies.

May 21, 2015: NHLP Amicus Success in Ninth Circuit (Kuns v Ocwen)

California’s anti-deficiency statute prohibits a creditor from collecting a deficiency following a foreclosure in a number of situations, but the district court held that the servicer may still report the deficiency on the consumer’s credit report.

May 19, 2015: NHLP's, James Grow selected as a recipient of a Legal Aid Association of California 2015 Award of Merit! Congratulations!

LAAC's Awards of Merit are the legal services community's opportunity to recognize the importance of legal services and to honor a few of the many who have made contributions to the field during the last year. LAAC has received an amazing collection of nominations this year and Jim was selected from many very impressive nominees. LAAC is thrilled to recognize Jim as one of 2015's winners in the attorney category. The Awards will be presented at this year's Pathways to Justice Conference in Los Angeles. The Conference is June 10th and 11th and the Awards ceremony and reception will take place on the afternoon of the 10th at 4pm.

May 13, 2015: Upcoming Webinar - HUD’s Proposed Rule Implementing VAWA 2013 (Register Now)

On April 1, 2015, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule regarding the implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013). VAWA 2013 features expanded protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are accessing and maintaining federally subsidized housing, including HUD programs. The proposed rule amends a series of HUD regulations that govern the HUD programs covered by VAWA 2013. The rule further offers a model emergency transfer plan, a VAWA housing rights notice, and a VAWA self-certification form to be used by survivors across all HUD programs. This webinar will provide a summary and an analysis of key parts of the proposed rule.

May 13, 2015: April-May Bulletin Provides In-Depth Overview of Recent Sexual Harassment Theory and Litigation Involving Housing

Low-income women are at particularly high risk for sexual harassment by housing providers because they often have limited housing choices and face difficulties leaving unsafe housing situations. Tenants who participate in subsidized housing programs may also fear losing crucial housing assistance if they refuse to endure a landlord’s harassing behavior. The April-May issue of the Housing Law Bulletin describes the legal framework of sexual harassment claims brought under the Fair Housing Act, analyzes recent DOJ complaints that settled out of court, and summarizes two recent cases resulting in HUD fair housing discrimination charges.

May 11, 2015: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2015 (Free)

Do you need to learn about the intersection of immigration, domestic violence and housing? Hear NHLP's Karlo Ng speaking Tuesday at the Practicing Law Institute.

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