Hello Everyone,

For those of you who have not seen it yet, the ACLU, several domestic violence groups, and legal services organizations issued the attached report on state HFA Housing Credit compliance with the Violence Against Women Act.  The Act was most recently reauthorized in 2013, at which time Congress added the Housing Credit to the list of housing programs to which the Act applies, but Treasury is yet to issue any guidance to states.  The report describes the provisions of VAWA that apply to the Credit; the authors' rationale for HFAs taking action to implement VAWA, evenin the absense of Treasury guidance; recommendations to HFA for implementation; and a summary of the findings from a survey the groups issued to HFAs in 2016.  

We will discuss VAWA compliance during the compliance meet-up at Housing Credit Connect next week.  I look forward to seeing many of you there!

 

Jennifer