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: https://nhlp.org/files/VAWA-2013-Packet.pdf.
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 Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women has created a Relocation Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors that provides survivors with advice on the issues involved in relocating with children with or without a current custody order. For more information and resources, please visit The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women's website here: http://www.lrcvaw.org/.
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