The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) will conduct a webinar summarizing and analyzing the proposed changes to various HUD program regulations in response to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013). HUD published the proposed rule changes on April 1 (see Memo, 4/6).
The free webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 pm ET.
VAWA 2013 features expanded protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are applying for or have federally subsidized housing. Prior to the 2013 Act, VAWA only applied to the public housing and voucher programs. VAWA 2013 added a number of HUD programs, such as Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities, homeless programs under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and the HOME Investments Partnership program. The proposed rule would also include the National Housing Trust Fund.
The proposed rule also offers a model emergency transfer plan, a VAWA housing rights notice, and a VAWA self-certification form to be used by survivors across all HUD programs.
The webinar is designed for advocates and others who have a basic understanding of VAWA 2013’s provisions and would like to learn about HUD’s proposed rule.
Presenters include: Karlo Ng, staff attorney at NHLP, Kate Walz, Director of Housing Justice, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and Renee Williams, staff attorney at NHLP.
The National Housing Law Project has a summary at http://nhlp.org/files/VAWA-2013-Bulletin-Article-Jan-2014-updated.pdf
Register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1480030977495446274