Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) & Affordable Housing - 90 minute webinar

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VAWA & Affordable Housing - 90-Minute Webinar by Amanda Lee Gross

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. In recognition of this, US Housing Consultants is presenting a free webinar by Amanda Lee Gross, where she will discuss the rules and requirements of the Violence Against Women Act.

Residents of affordable housing programs are often among the most vulnerable populations, and protections for victims of domestic violence is one of the most important advancements in HUD requirements. The rules in VAWA create real world protections for residents, and affirms the affordable housing industry’s responsibility to provide leadership and direction on making sure domestic violence victims have proper resources, support, and a safe place to call home.

In this 90 minute webinar, Amanda Lee Gross will discuss the requirements that apply to affordable housing properties under VAWA.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of Legislative History
  • Covered Housing Programs
  • Key Terminology

VAWA Protection Provisions, including:

  • Denial of tenancy or assistance
  • Termination of assistance or tenancy
  • Lease Bifurcation
  • Emergency Transfers
  • Notification and documentation requirements
  • Review of HUD’s VAWA Final Rule and HUD’s notice H-2017-05 published Jun 30, 2017 “Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Additional Guidance for Multifamily Owners and Management Agents”
  • Review of Rural Developments Guidance
  • Discussion of VAWA implementation for the LIHTC Program and the HOME Program

Who Should Attend:

  • Owners and Asset Managers
  • Senior Property Management
  • Investors
  • Senior Maintenance Staff
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Advocates

This webinar is being offered for free, and for every person who attends the webinar, US Housing Consultants will donate $5 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline

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