National Housing Law Project

Immigrant Crime Victim Access to Federally Assisted Housing

2017
Gideon Anders
Karlo Ng
Leslye E. Orloff
National Housing Law Project
National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

This webinar presentation and accompanying materials offer information on government funded programs providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, public and assisted housing to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking and dating violence. Information is included about what programs are open to all immigrants without regard to immigration status and which are limited to certain categories of immigrant victims including access to public and assisted housing for VAWA self-petitioners and Human Trafficking victims with HHS certifications.

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Nuisance and Crime Free Ordinances and Policies: Protections for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

2018
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Housing Law Project
Children's Advocacy Centers of California

This webinar provides an introduction to the issue of nuisance ordinances and crime-free housing policies, including how they jeopardize housing security for survivors of domestic and sexual violence; generally discuss federal and state-level protections for survivors and other groups who are impacted by nuisance ordinances; and outline NHLP’s resources concerning the nuisance and crime-free issue.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Lease Addendum: VAWA Reauthorization 2013

National Housing Law Project

Modeled after HUD multifamily VAWA lease addendum - Form 91067, this sample lease addendum is intended to serve as an example for amending a lease to reflect the property's participation in federally funded program(s) that mandate the protections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

California Tax Credit Allocation Committee LIHTC Lease Addendum: VAWA Reauthorization 2013

National Housing Law Project

Modeled after HUD multifamily VAWA lease addendum - Form 91067, this sample lease addendum is intended to serve as an example for amending a lease in California to reflect a property's participation in federally funded program(s) that mandate the protections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

California Tax Credit Allocation Committee LIHTC Owner/Management Agent Obligations: VAWA Reauthorization 2013

National Housing Law Project

The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) protects victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking (“VAWA Crimes”) from discrimination in accessing and maintaining federally assisted housing because of the violence committed against them. In 2013, Congress expanded VAWA’s housing protections by covering additional federal housing programs, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program (“LIHTC”).[1] This checklist outlines the obligations of LIHTC owners and their management agents (“O/As”) under VAWA.

San Francisco RAD Emergency Referral Policy

National Housing Law Project

Under certain emergency circumstances, RAD participant households may need to move immediately to other assisted housing units to ensure their safety. This emergency referral policy is designed to be used when processing emergency referral requests from current RAD participant households who are requesting to move to another RAD unit outside of their current property.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and California Early Lease Termination and Lock Change Laws: Information and Checklist for RAD Owners and Management Agents

National Housing Law Project

The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) protects victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking (“VAWA Crimes”) from discrimination in accessing and maintaining federally assisted housing because of the violence committed against them. California laws require housing providers to provide early lease terminations and lock changes for victims in certain situations. This checklist outlines the basic obligations of RAD owners and their management agents under VAWA and California laws.

Housing Rights of Survivors with Disabilities

2013
National Housing Law Project

Survivors who have disabilities may face barriers to admission or continued occupancy due to their disability. To allow a survivor with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, the survivor may seek a reasonable accommodation, which is a change in a rule, policy or practice. These webinar slides and accompanying fact sheets address common housing issues that survivors with disabilities face, housing rights and protections available for disabled survivors and how laws regarding reasonable accommodation may be used to advocate for disabled survivors housing needs.