Domestic Violence & Housing

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Housing Discrimination and Domestic Violence

By: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

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

HUD Protections Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

By: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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.
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.