Take Action!

Advocates who work with survivors have an important role to play in helping state agencies that administer LIHTC understand the issues that survivors face and the importance of implementing VAWA Best Practices.

There are several resources that can help you as you engage with state agencies and LIHTC:

  • The National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH) has a webinar series on this topic.

  • You can ask for help from NASH and Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS) by filling out the contact form.

  • You can join our listerv to connect with other survivor advocates working on VAWA- and LIHTC-related issues.

  • You can learn more about the QAP comment process from the infographic below.

 
Infographic of the advocacy process using the QAP
 

 How to Get Ready to Comment on a QAP

  • Review our Best Practices.

  • Review how your state is doing on discussing VAWA, promoting VAWA rights, and implementing Best Practices.

  • Get a copy of your state's QAP.

  • Sign up for the mailing list of your state agency that administers LIHTC, to watch for the notice period.

  • Connect with your statewide domestic violence or sexual assault community to coordinate commenting strategies.

  • Contact staff at the state agency administering LIHTC to discuss your concerns.

  • Share model language from other states with your state agency that administers LIHTC.

If you want help in commenting on your state's QAP,

please contact us by completing the contact form.