HUD Publishes Final Rule on VAWA Housing Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

HUD published in the Federal Register on November 16 the final Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) rule providing housing protections for domestic violence survivors. HUD released an advance version of the final VAWA rule on October 24 (see Memo, 10/31). The provisions of the final rule will take effect on December 16.

The final rule includes core protections across HUD programs covered by VAWA that ensure individuals are not denied assistance, evicted, or have their assistance terminated because of their status as survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or for being affiliated with a victim.

The final rule is at: