Protections Delayed: State Housing Finance Agency Compliance With The Violence Against Women Act


Even though the 2013 VAWA reauthorization explicitly required that LIHTC providers comply with VAWA, the Department of the Treasury has issued no regulations or guidance on implementation for the LIHTC program. This report, issued by a national coalition comprised of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, National Housing Law Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, and Regional Housing Legal Services, finds that the inaction on the part of the Treasury Department has led to significant state-by-state variation in the implementation of VAWA protections in the LIHTC program. This in turn has a substantial impact on the level of protection afforded to survivors.

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