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NAHMA HUD Update: VAWA Guidance issued for PHAs and Owners in Public Housing, HCV, and Mod Rehab programs

HUD recently released guidance on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The notice provides guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and owners on the requirements of implementing the VAWA Final Rule (published in November 2016) in HUD housing programs.

VAWA 2013 implemented several key changes related to housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This guidance applies to PHAs administering the Public Housing program, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation.
 
NAHMA expects HUD will soon release VAWA guidance for other programs, including Project-Based Section 8.
 
To view the VAWA guidance, please click here. To view the VAWA Final Rule from November 2016, please click here.
 

Juliana Bilowich, Government Affairs Coordinator
National Affordable Housing Management Association
400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone 703-683-8630, ext.116 Email jbilowich@nahma.org, Website www.nahma.org
NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing.

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