June 12, 2013: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Housing Protections for Survivors
On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013). The law continues many of the housing protections that had been provided by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 and further expands these safeguards in several crucial ways. For example, VAWA 2013’s protections apply to additional programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as Rural Development multifamily housing and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. They further cover survivors of sexual assault, mandate emergency transfer plans and require that housing providers notify applicants and tenants of their VAWA housing rights at three critical junctures in multiple languages. This webinar discusses the new safeguards and review VAWA’s continuing protections for survivors concerning denial of housing, eviction, or termination of rental assistance.