The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) just recently issued a press release where they highlighted the culmination of their work in preparing new and updated resources to advance housing protections for “survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking” under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — VAWA Press Release (HUD). They created a brand-new VAWA Information Page, for starters, and also highlighted their intent to use HUD resources to investigate non-compliance allegations, just like they do for Fair Housing complaints.
Because you never know when you may find yourself managing a Property with at least one Section 8 voucher holder residing there, we felt it was important for us to help you become familiar with the new VAWA resources, which include:
- A NEW VAWA website (www.HUD.gov/VAWA) with a robust FAQ page;
- A Notice setting out HUD’s enforcement authority (and intent) under VAWA;
- VAWA-specific training, educational resources, and forms.
To learn more about any aspect of VAWA, including Landlord’s obligations and tenant’s rights under the Act, please visit their website at https://www.HUD.gov/VAWA.
This is our why…
According to statistics, every team member of our Firm has either encountered a domestic violence situation or knows/knew someone who has been a victim. Every 20 minutes in America, someone becomes a victim of domestic violence. Loebsack & Brownlee is committed to supporting those victims and amplifying the voices that are raising awareness of this issue. Each Friday from September 30th through October 28th, we will wear Purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. When you post a photo on social media and use our hashtag #LBAgainstDV, OR visit our online STORE to get your #LBPurpleOut merchandise, you help us not only raise awareness for the worldwide domestic violence problem, but all proceeds go to the non-profit agency we’re supporting this year, Safe Harbor located in in the Upstate of SC. All purchases/donations help them provide safety, shelter, and resources to the victims in their area who desperately need them. This is L&B’s why. What is yours? We hope our campaign will encourage people to stand up and speak out, seek refuge and resources, and help their friends, colleagues, and family members in the crosshairs of domestic violence.
How you can help:
Learn more about our campaign by following us on social!
Click the link in our Instagram Bio
Then on Friday, for the month of October, tag us on Facebook or Instagram using
the hashtags #LBAgainstDV and #OnFridaysWeWearPurple to help spread the message about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Attend an event: