The Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) has issued a HOMEfires Policy Newsletter that addresses a recent HUD Notice published in the Federal Register on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA 2013”) and the new housing protections in that law that will have implications for HUD’s HOME Program grantees. The Notice is available in the Federal Register.
While HUD is developing regulations to codify these important protections for HUD-covered programs and to provide guidance on such statutory provisions as “reasonable time”, and “notice of rights,” housing providers in HUD-covered programs should not wait on HUD regulations to extend the basic VAWA protections (e.g., no eviction or termination to survivors of domestic violence) to tenants residing in HUD-assisted housing.
To ensure compliance with VAWA 2013, OAHP encourages you to review the following documents:
If you have any questions, please contact your local CPD Field Office.