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If you think your abuser is tracking what you do online, you’re probably right. Learn more about internet and computer safety. Find helpful articles, free court forms, and other resources related to housing and domestic violence by following the links below. 

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Know Your Rights: Domestic and Sexual Violence and Federally Assisted Housing

You can't be denied rental assistance, evicted, or lose your housing subsidy for reasons related to being a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Learn what you can do if you are a victim of domestic violence and live in federally assisted housing.

Your Housing Rights if You're a Survivor of Domestic Violence

A landlord cannot reject your application for housing, apply rules differently, or evict you because you have been abused. Learn how to protect your housing rights if you are a victim of domestic violence.

Housing Discrimination and Domestic Violence

Learn what the law says about discrimination against victims of domestic violence in housing, and steps you can take to protect your rights.

Domestic Violence Survivors with Criminal Records: What You Should Know When Applying for Federally Subsidized Housing

This informational packet has basic information for survivors of domestic violence that have a criminal record and are applying for federally subsidized housing.

Children and Domestic Violence (FAQ)

Information about the effects of domestic violence on children.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (FAQ)

Information about resources available for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

HUD Protections Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Under VAWA, applicants and tenants of certain HUD rental assistance programs may not be denied housing, evicted, or have their housing assistance terminated because they have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Additionally, survivors are able to ask for an emergency housing transfer for safety reasons. This website features FAQs on housing protections, forms, and resources for survivors.

Protections for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Find resource packets for advocates helping survivors of domestic violence with housing problems.

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