NAHMA HUD Update: HUD provides VAWA model forms for O/As to use

December 16, 2016


HUD released four model forms to be used for implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) final rule. The forms will be uploaded to the NAHMA webpage later this week. Please find the update below from HUD:


The forms are as follows: 


Please note:
  • These Departmental forms are model forms and owners/agents can customize them for their company and properties, as long as they contain the same information and language.
  • During the 12-month period following the effective date of the VAWA regulation, owners/agents must give each household the notice of occupancy rights and the certification form either during the annual recertification or lease renewal process, or, if there will be no recertification or lease renewal for a household during the first year after the rule takes effect, through other means.  The 12-month period is December 16, 2016 through December 15, 2017.
  • Beginning on December 16, 2017, owners/agents must provide the Notification of Occupancy Rights and Certification forms to applicants when assistance is being denied or at the time the new household moves into the property.  The forms do not have to be provided to every applicant on a property's waiting list.
  • The Office of Multifamily Housing will be updating our current VAWA certification form, HUD-91066.  In the meantime, owners/agents should use the Departmental form.
  • Owners/agents are required to develop and implement an Emergency Transfer Plan by June 14, 2017, and should use the Departmental Emergency Transfer Plan form as a guide.
  • Owners/agents may require tenants seeking an emergency transfer to provide a written  Emergency transfer request.  To facilitate this, owners/agents can provide the Departmental Request form to their tenants. 
  • At this time the Office of Multifamily Housing does not plan to create our own Emergency Transfer Plan and Emergency Transfer Request forms, so owners/agents should use the Departmental forms.
  • Multifamily Housing will be updating our Lease Addendum form, HUD-91067 in the coming months.  In the meantime, owners/agents may continue to use this form.
    • We will have further written guidance available early next year and will plan to include a sample lease addendum that can be used prior to the update of form 91067.
To review the VAWA final rule, click here.