Renter Safety and VAWA

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This section provides information regarding personal safety for renters and protections provided by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

This guide was created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. to explain housing rights and protections a domestic violence survivor has under federal and state law. For more information, please see the guide below. 
The National Housing Law Project has created a Know Your Rights Brochure on the Violence Against Women Act and its protections related to federally assisted housing for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.  Please view the brochure here for further information: 
Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a tenant may not be denied assistance, terminated from participation, or be evicted from your rental housing because that tenant is or has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.     
The Violence Against Women Act: A Housing Toolkit for Advocates
American Civil Liberties Union  - Violence Against Women: Housing website contains information regarding fair housing for survivors of domestic violence.

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