Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule regarding the implementation of housing protections authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2016.  This final rule is a critical step in protecting housing of survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. n The rule affects all owners/agents of properties under Multifamily’s rental assistance programs and becomes effective 30 days after publication, on December 16, 2016.  Please note covered housing providers will have 180 days from the effective date to develop emergency transfer plans.  Emergency transfer provisions will become effective June 14, 2017.n n