What is the Violence Against Women Act?
On March 7, 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (P.L. 113-4) (VAWA 2013) was signed into law. VAWA 2013 implemented several key changes related to housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Jonesboro Urban Renewal & Housing Authority (JURHA) has adopted a policy (the Jonesboro Urban Renewal & Housing Authority VAWA Policy) to implement applicable provisions of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2013. JURHA’s goals, objectives, and policies, which enable JURHA to serve the needs of child and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as defined in VAWA, are stated in the Section 8 Administrative Plan & Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP).
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA) Related documents:
JURHA’s Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (given to all applicants and tenants regarding the Violence against Women Act)
Exhibit 16-1 (given to all applicants and tenants regarding the Violence against Women Act)
Exhibit 16-2 (given to all applicants and tenants regarding the Violence against Women Act)
Domestic Violence Packet contains more information and contacts for Victims of Domestic Violence.
Legal Aid of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services work together to provide free civil legal assistance to low-income residents throughout Arkansas. Legal aid of Arkansas – https://arlegalaid.org or call 1-800-952-9243 Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arkansas Legal Services – https://www.arlegalservices.org/helpline.
If you are in danger, please call 911 or a national hotline. HUD is not a direct service provider and does not provide individual counseling, crisis response, or legal services to individuals who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or human trafficking. For more information and to connect to a local service provider in your area, please see Help for Survivors.
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