Violence Against Women Act

 New VAWA Questions and Answers Document
HUD has provided an updated VAWA Questions and Answers document providing responses to questions from industry stakeholders
 HUD HSG Notice 17-05Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Additional Guidance for Multifamily Owners and Management Agents
2017 Notice explaining requirements to implement VAWA for Multifamily Housing properties
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Bill)
This link takes you to a copy of the final version of this bill.
VAWA Final Rule - November 2016
This is the copy of the Final Rule: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs.
HUD Form 5380: Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act - Edited (VAWA Notice 2017)
This is an edited version of the form which includes placeholders and information about resources available for victims. Owner/agents should edit to make applicable for a specific property. Provide this form with the VAWA Certification 1) to existing household members between December 16, 2016 and December 15, 2017, 2) to rejected applicants 3) at move-in, 4) with any notice of termination, 5) with any notice of eviction.

VAWA Forms Distribution Requirements
This document provides a summary of VAWA forms distribution requirements. 

HUD Form 5382 - Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking and Alternate Documentation (VAWA Certification 2017)
This form replaces HUD Form 91066. Provide this form with the VAWA Notice above between December 16, 2016 and December 15, 2017, 2) to rejected applicants 3) at move-in, 4) with any notice of termination, 5) with any notice of eviction.
VAWA FASTForms CD
RBD has developed an VAWA FASTForms CD that includes sample forms that can be modified to document your company's VAWA Policies and Procedures. HUD Notices, sample resident notices, checklists, sample policies (including a sample VAWA Policy and a sample VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan), and HUD Forms are all included on the CD. For additional information and for ordering information, go to the VAWA FASTForms page.
VAWA Online Training
Join Mary Ross for VAWA training and never leave your site! Check out available VAWA classes.
USDA - 515 Rural Housing - Latest Guidance re: VAWA (2017)
This guidance was issued in January 2017.

Matrix Comparing HUD VAWA Rules to USDA VAWA Rules
In an effort to assist our customers with 515/8 layered funding, we created a matrix comparing the USDA VAWA requirements to the HUD VAWA requirements.

VAWA 2013 Implementation Checklist
This is a checklist we use to make sure required tasks have been completed by specific deadlines outlined in the VAWA Final Rule and VAWA Notice.