Victims of Domestic Violence

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) limits the ability of the landlord or the Public Housing Authority to evict a tenant from their unit or terminate their assistance in certain instances related to domestic violence.

The law states that neither the Public Housing Authority or the landlord may consider acts or threats of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual battery, or stalking as a reason for terminating tenancy, occupancy, or program assistance..

The law is not gender specific and doesn’t only apply to women; it applies to any individual, tenant, or lawful occupant living in the household who is a violence victim, including men and children.

You can learn more about VAWA here: