HUD Reschedules VAWA Training Webcasts

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.

Access to the trainings is through the HUD online portal. No registration is necessary to participate. Viewers will have the opportunity to email questions during each live broadcast. 

  • 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.