SHCC Listserv #170 - June 14, 2017 - VAWA Deadline
The June 14, 2017 deadline to develop and implement an
Emergency Transfer Plan required by HUD's
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Final Rule is quickly approaching. HUD has developed a Model Emergency Transfer Plan that you can follow as a guide and customize to fit your property. The Model Plan has been posted to HUDclips as form HUD-5381. Don't delay. Make sure you customize your plan and implement it by the June 14th deadline.
You may also require residents seeking an emergency transfer to provide a written request. HUD has developed and posted to HUDclips an Emergency Transfer Request form that you may use to fulfill this requirement (
The Emergency Transfer Plan requirement is in addition to the Notification of Occupancy Rights (VAWA Notice -
form HUD-5380) and Certification (VAWA Certification -
form HUD-5382) distribution requirements that began December 16, 2016.
As a reminder, you must provide the VAWA Notice and VAWA Certification to:
Current residents at annual recertification, or if there will be no recertification, through other means. All current residents must have received these forms by December 15, 2017.
Current residents when you issue a termination of assistance notice
Current residents when you issue a termination of tenancy notice (eviction notice)
Note: all of these forms are available in multiple languages on HUDclips to assist you in complying with HUD's Limited English Proficiency (LEP) requirements.
Ending homelessness continues to be a high priority for HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing. To make the process easier, HUD has created: