A federal law that went into effect in 2006, and was reauthorized and amended in 2013, provides legal protections to individuals (man or woman) who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (collectively referred to as “violence” in this notice). The name of the law is the Violence against Women Act, or “VAWA.” Among other things, VAWA provides protections to victims of violence who receive publicly assisted housing benefits. The federal government is drafting an approved notice explaining your rights under VAWA, including the 2013 changes. In the meantime, this notification is a temporary explanation of those rights.
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(42 U.S.C. § 13701-14040)