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Know Your Rights: Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence and Federally Assisted Housing

Domestic Violence & Abuse, Housing Assistance & Subsidized Housing

Last updated on 05/28/2021 at 5:32 pm

What is VAWA?

Am I covered by VAWA’s housing protections?

Does VAWA apply to private, market-rate housing?

How does VAWA protect me?

What if I need to get the abuser out of the home?

What if I need to move to escape the abuse?

How do I prove that I can use VAWA’s protections?

What happens if the abuser also submits a certification claiming that he or she is a victim?

Can a landlord share the information I provide about the abuse with others?

Does this mean that a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking cannot be evicted at all?

Is the housing authority or landlord required to tell me about VAWA’s housing protections?

How does VAWA affect other state or local laws that might protect me?

Who can help me?