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Domestic Violence & Homelessness

Domestic Violence Housing Initiatives

Fact Sheets
Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook
The HUD Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook is a reference tool for public housing staff. Chapter 19 of the guidebook explicitly covers domestic violence issues.
Housing Needs Reported by DV Survivors
Refers to studies which present information and recommendations from battered women directly and/or focus on reports of what battered women may find helpful.
VAWA 2005: Housing Provisions
VAWA 2005 (Public Law 109-162) is the second reauthorization of the historic Violence Against Women Act originally passed by the U.S. Congress in 1994. In VAWA 2005, there is, for the first time, a concentrated focus on housing issues explicitly related to domestic and sexual violence. These new provisions appear in Title VI.
Affordable Housing
Affordable housing, under federal guidelines, is housing that costs an owner or renter no more than 30% of household income. Households are "rent burdened" if they pay between 30 and 50 percent of income towards housing costs. Those households paying more than 50% of their income towards housing costs are considered "severely rent burdened."