Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
On March 7, 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013) was signed into law. The law significantly expands housing protections to HUD programs beyond HUD’s public housing program and HUD’s tenant-based and project based Section 8 programs (collectively, the Section 8 programs) that were covered by the 2005 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 2005). Additionally, the 2013 law provides enhanced protections and options for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. HUD modified its administrative practices to incorporate the core protections, but the more expansive protections required a change in regulation.
Read definitions of terms under VAWA here.
Find VAWA’s provisions related to housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking here.
Read VAWA’s confidentiality provisions here.
Find the language establishing and outlining VAWA’s Transitional Housing Assistance Grants Program here.