LIHTC and the Violence Against Women Act

The 2013 amendments of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) explicitly extended VAWA’s protections to applicants of and tenants in LIHTC properties. However, the IRS has failed to issue any regulations or guidance on VAWA implementation for the LIHTC program. Some state tax credit allocating agencies have taken steps to implement VAWA. This has led to a state-by-state variation in the implementation of VAWA protections in the LIHTC program. This report provides a state-by-state analysis of LIHTC VAWA implementation.

For more information on VAWA’s housing protections, see NHLP’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Project.