U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Housing First Assessment Tool

2017
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD continues to encourage Continuums of Care (CoCs) and providers to implement and strengthen Housing First approaches. To support these efforts, HUD has developed this Housing First Assessment Tool. This tool builds on the work of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness’s (USICH) Housing First checklist. It assists providers and CoCs to document how closely their projects align to the Housing First model. CoCs can use this tool to assess and measure a project’s progress in aligning with Housing First best practice standards, and an individual project can use this tool to identify what they are doing well and where improvements can be made.

Notice - VAWA Guidance for Multifamily Owners and Management Agents

2017
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This HUD notice provides guidance to owners and management agents (O/As) of HUD multifamily assisted housing on the requirements of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs, Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2016, (81 Fed. Reg. 80724
(November 16, 2016)) (VAWA Final Rule). This notice does not encompass every aspect of the VAWA Final Rule and should be used in conjunction with the VAWA Final Rule. This notice supersedes Housing Notices H 2010-23 and H 2009-15. 

HUD Coordinated Entry Guidebook

2017
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This Coordinated Entry Guidebook focuses on the four core elements of Access, Assessment, Prioritization, and Referral. It covers basic requirements and advanced considerations for each core element. This Guidebook is intended to be a comprehensive tool for CoCs that are designing and implementing coordinated entry. The Guidebook also is intended for CoCs that have already made significant progress in planning coordinated entry, as well as those that have already implemented it. CoCs should use the Guidebook as a reference to ensure their coordinated entry process complies with all of HUD’s requirements.

Collection of HUD VAWA Forms

2017
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This site houses HUD VAWA Forms 5 through 5974, including the VAWA notice of occupancy rights, VAWA self-certification form, model emergency transfer plan, and emergency transfer request form. Many of the forms are also available in additional languages, including Spanish, Armenian, Cambodian, Creole, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Chinese, Russian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

HUD VAWA Certification (Form 50066)

2014
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This optional form is available to PHAs, owners, or managers should they chose to request that a victim document or provide written evidence that the violence occurred. A victim has the option of either submitting this form or submitting third-party documentation.

HUD Transmittal Memo - Lease Addendum

2009
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This notice provides guidance to owners and management agents (O/As) administering one of Multifamily Housing’s project-based Section 8 programs on the implementation of VAWA. It details the legal protections available to survivors and the prohibitions on O/As, and it transmits key forms as required under the law.

HUD Memo on the Fair Housing Act and "Nuisance Ordinances"

2016
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of dwellings and in other housing-related activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Office of General Counsel issues this guidance to explain how the Fair Housing Act applies to ensure that the growing number of local nuisance ordinances and crime- free housing ordinances do not lead to discrimination in violation of the Act. This guidance primarily focuses on the impact these ordinances may have on domestic violence victims, but the Act and the standards described herein apply equally to victims of domestic violence and other crimes and to those in need of emergency services who may be subjected to discrimination prohibited by the Act due to the operation of these ordinances.

Notice - The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005: Applicability to HUD Programs

2007
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This notice addresses inquiries to HUD about the applicability to HUD programs of certain provisions of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, as amended by a technical corrections bill signed into law in August 2006, and HUD’s plans to issue rules or guidance on this law.

Final Rule - Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH): Defining "Homeless"

2011
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This final rule integrates the regulation for the definition of ‘‘homeless,’’ and the corresponding recordkeeping requirements, for the Shelter Plus Care program, and the Supportive Housing Program. This final rule also establishes the regulation for the definition ‘‘developmental disability’’ and the definition and recordkeeping requirements for ‘‘homeless individual with a disability’’ for the Shelter Plus Care program and the Supportive Housing Program.