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VAWA Implementation Proposed Rule Released in Federal Register

HUD has formally issued its proposed rule regarding the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2013. This proposed rule was first announced by the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity on March 24, 2015, but the proposed rule had not been formally introduced until today.

This proposed rule would amend HUD’s regulations to fully implement the requirements of VAWA law as reauthorized in 2013. VAWA 2013 also expands protections to HUD programs beyond HUD’s public housing and Section 8 programs, which were covered by the reauthorization of VAWA in 2005. In addition to proposing regulatory amendments to fully implement VAWA 2013, HUD is also publishing for public comment two documents concerning tenant protections required by VAWA 2013—a notice of occupancy rights and an emergency transfer plan.

Comments are due June 1, 2015. NAHMA will prepare comments and recommendations for HUD in consultation with our Regulatory Affairs Committee.

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