Violence Against Women Act – Notification of Requirements
The Roxboro Housing Authority in accordance with the Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress and signed by President Bush on January 5, 2006 has adopted the following policy:
1. The PHA will not deny admission to any applicant on the basis that the applicant is or has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking if the applicant otherwise qualifies for assistance or admission.
2. The PHA will not terminate assistance to a participant because of an incident of actual or threatened domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking against such participant. Criminal activity directly relating to domestic violence, dating violence or stalking shall be not be considered a serious or repeated lease violation justifying termination of assistance to the victim or threaten victim. Criminal activity, with exceptions, directly relating to domestic violence, dating violence or stalking shall not be considered cause for termination of assistance for any participant or immediate member of participant's family who is a victim of such domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.
3. A victim must provide certification as proof of domestic violence, stalking, dating violence to the PHA. Certification may obtained from Law Enforcement, a domestic violence agency, lawyers, or social worker. All information is confidential.