VAWA- Violence Against Women Act

To all Tenants and Applicants, The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the Federal agency that ensures that ARHA’s Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation, Multifamily, and Tax Credit housing programs are in compliance with all VAWA regulations. For additional information or if you believe you have been a victim of domestic violence, please see:


HUD Form 5380 - The  Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act. (click here For English and here For Spanish). This notice explains your rights under VAWA.

HUD-Form 5382 VAWA application form is located here: (click here for English and here for the Spanish version)  You can fill out this form to show that you are or have been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and that you wish to use your rights under VAWA.”

ARHA’s VAWA Transfer Plan

ARHA’s VAWA Transfer Request Form (Click here for English or here for the Spanish form)

For help regarding an abusive relationship, you may call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or, for persons with hearing impairments, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

You may also contact the City of Alexandria’ 24-hour Hotlines:

Domestic Violence & Stalking: 703-746-4911

Sexual Assault: 703-683-7273

For tenants who are or have been victims of stalking seeking help may visit the National Center for Victims of Crime’s Stalking Resource Center at[1]programs/stalking-resource-center.

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