A new NAHMAnalysis which reviews the comments submitted by NAHMA to HUD regarding a proposed rule implementing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2013 is now available online.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law designed to strengthen and improve existing programs that assist victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Because programs under Section 8 already had VAWA regulations in place, HUD stated upon release of the VAWA proposed rule that compliance with the VAWA 2013 requirements would be easier for public housing authorities (PHAs) and owners and agencies (O/As) participating in these programs. However, the 2013 reauthorization contained new notification and emergency transfer requirements for PHAs and O/As. While NAHMA stands behind the mission of VAWA, we were concerned about the increased notification requirements and emergency transfer policies for victims under the 2013 reauthorization.
To view this NAHMAnalysis, please click here