By: Regional Housing Legal Services
Published: June 8, 2017
Nearly 20 people per minute -more than 10 million per year- are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. Nearly 1 in 5 women have been the victim of rape or attempted rape.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), amended in 2013, prohibits housing providers with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from using domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as grounds for evicting the victim. As one of the primary sources of new affordable housing in the U.S., the LIHTC program’s compliance with VAWA is critical.
Protections Delayed: State Housing Finance Agency Compliance With The Violence Against Women Act, provides the reader with an understanding of the provision of VAWA that apply to LIHTC properties and discusses the state of the implementation of the protections across the country.