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VAWA and LIHTC Resources

VAWA Housing Implementation Resources

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • HUD’s final rule implementing VAWA 2013 

    • In November 2016, HUD published final regulations implementing VAWA 2013’s housing protections. This rule applies to the HUD programs covered by VAWA 2013. In December 2016, HUD issued corrections to the final rule.

  • HUD’s VAWA 2013 forms 

    • As part of HUD’s final VAWA 2013 rule, HUD issued four forms to be used by housing providers. 

      • Form HUD-5380 Notice of Occupancy Rights under VAWA

      • Form HUD-5381 Model Emergency Transfer Plan

      • Form HUD-5382 VAWA Self-certification Form

      • Form HUD-5383 Emergency Transfer Request Form

    • Translated versions of these forms are available on HUD’s website in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian/Khmer, Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin/Chinese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. 

  • HUD's notices and guidances implementing VAWA 2013 

    • In May 2017 and June 2017, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing and Office of Housing respectively issued notices for public housing authorities and owners/managers on implementing the requirements of VAWA 2013. The notices provide important guidance and clarification regarding key VAWA 2013 protections and remedies, including emergency transfers, lease bifurcations, and confidentiality. Additionally, HUD’s Office of Housing published VAWA 2013 Q&As for multifamily housing owners and managers.

  • HUD VAWA lease addendums

    • Form HUD-52641-A, Tenancy Addendum for the Section 8 Tenant-based Assistance Housing Choice Voucher Program 

    • Form HUD 91067 - VAWA 2005 Lease Addendum for HUD Multifamily Housing. (Also available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.)


U.S.D.A. Rural Development (RD)

  • Administrative Letter re: “Ensuring Access to Safe Housing for Rural Development Tenants Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013” (November 23, 2020)

Other Resources

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