The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
At the end of 2012, Congress failed to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). There have been a lot of questions concerning the VAWA Addendum HUD Form 91067 and the Certification as a Victim Form 91066. These forms are still valid.
The VAWA funding authorization expired in 2012, but its provisions remain in effect and will remain in effect unless the VAWA legislation is repealed. It is important to continue to use the lease addendums.
Congress’ failure to renew simply means that there was no funding approved for the VAWA, but all of its provisions concerning housing remain in force. The request for funding authorization has not gone away – the Senate is continuing to seek funding.