Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Resources Web Page for Multifamily Assisted Housing 


On November 22, 2017, the Multifamily Housing Rental division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued RHIIP Listserv Posting #396. As a result, HUD has created the following web page.


OHFA's Office of Program Compliance (PC) would like to remind properties with funding from Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), HOME and National Housing Trust Funds (NHTF) that they must comply with the VAWA final rule that took effect on December 16, 2016. All owners were to have a prescribed VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan in effect by June 14, 2017.


Also, all existing residents were supposed to be notified of their VAWA Occupancy Rights at the time of their annual recertification or no later than December 15, 2017. 


More information on OHFA's VAWA policy can be found here.


Beginning with the 2017 Annual Owner Certification Reporting cycle, OHFA will require owners certify compliance with VAWA requirements. The VAWA certification will be a separate form and not part of the Annual Owner Certification.


Questions regarding this message may be directed to Betsy Krieger, Director of Program Compliance,    



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