September 18, 2013: Federal Housing and Language Access Rights of Limited English Proficient 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 will address the language access requirements under federal law, including the new requirements under the Violence Against Women Act of 2013; HUD’s and USDA’s LEP guidance; special considerations when using interpreters in the domestic violence context; and best practices for working with LEP survivors.