HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs is offering two training webcasts about Notice H 2017-05, guidance it recently issued regarding the final rule implementing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, VAWA 2013, (see Memo, 7/10). Although the guidance and webcasts are oriented to owners and management agents of HUD-assisted multifamily housing, advocates will also benefit from familiarity with the guidance.
The first webcast will take place on July 26, at 2:30 pm ET, and is focused on owners and management agents. The second webcast is scheduled for August 1, at 1:30 pm ET, and is focused on performance-based contract administrators.
- The July 26 webcast will review and explain VAWA requirements for owners and management agents of HUD-assisted multifamily housing. Topics will include: applicability, protections and eligibility, notification, documentation, lease bifurcation, Emergency Transfer Plan, actual and imminent threat, and HUD enforcement.
- The August 1 broadcast will focus on HUD and contract administrators’ monitoring and enforcement of VAWA requirements. Topics will include: notification and distribution of required documents, proper documentation and record-keeping of VAWA requests and their outcomes, maintenance of confidentiality, contents and execution of a property’s Emergency Transfer Plan, and documentation of admission or transfer preferences given to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.