HUD Office of Multifamily Programs Creates VAWA Website

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs has created a Violence Against Women Act website for assisted housing owners, agents, industry professionals, and residents. The website contains links to:

  • The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • HUD’s final VAWA rule
  • Multifamily Housing program Notice H 2017-05, “Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Additional Guidance for Multifamily Owners and Management Agents”
  • July 26 and August 1, 2017 training webcasts on YouTube and associated PowerPoint slides
  • A summary of industry questions and answers
  • HUD VAWA forms in English, such as Notice of Occupancy Rights, Model Emergency Transfer Plan, VAWA Self-Certification, and Emergency Transfer Request Form. Perhaps because translations in 14 other languages are still going through the Paperwork Reduction Act process, there is no reference to them on the VAWA webpage. Copies are available, however, on HUDCLIPS at:

For questions about the website or Multifamily VAWA requirements, contact Carissa Janis in the HUD Multifamily Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight at: [email protected]