October 20, 2015: Federal Housing and Language Access Rights of Survivors
Domestic violence survivors face numerous barriers in accessing and maintaining housing. These obstacles are substantially compounded when the survivor is limited English proficient (LEP). Federal law requires that recipients of federal financial assistance, including public housing authorities, provide meaningful language assistance to LEP persons. This webinar addresses the language access requirements under federal law, LEP guidance of the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development (RD); enforcement updates; special considerations when using interpreters in the domestic violence context; and best practices for working with LEP survivors.