Housing and Domestic Violence
Information and Forms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.