Protections Provided Through the Violence Against Women Act
HUD provides protections for victims of acts domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. This is true regardless of gender. While victims are still required to meet criminal and screening requirements, you will not be subjected to denial solely because you are a victim of an act (aka VAWA Crimes) covered under VAWA 2013. If you would like to exercise your VAWA protections, please contact owner/agent within 14 days of the notice period. Attached forms “Notice of Occupancy Rights” or “VAWA Certification.”
Disabled individuals/families have the right to request reasonable accommodations to participate in the informal hearing process. TDD: 1-800-648-6056 or 711 National Voice Relay, or if you have difficulty understanding English, please request our assistance and we will ensure that you are provided with assistance based on your individual needs.
If you feel as if you have been discriminated against you have the right to file a fair housing discrimination complaint with HUD and directed to HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or(800) 927-9275 (TTY).
Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed by visiting www.hud.gov/fairhousing, or by downloading HUD’s free housing discrimination mobile application, which can be accessed through Apple and Android devices.