Announcements

Webinar: New STOP Rule  Webinar: Keeping Housing Both Safe and Fair 

Webinar: New Stop Rule Clarifies Several Issues

OVW published the new final rule about the STOP Violence Against Women formula grant program. “Conforming STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Regulations to Statutory Change; Definitions and Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to All OVW Grant Programs” was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2016

The new rule updates regulations and general provisions governing OVW grant programs, including definitions and requirements for nondisclosure of confidential information about victims as outline in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 

In this webinar, OVW attorneys explained the rule and answered questions. Slides from the session will be posted soon.

Webinars: Keeping Housing Both Safe and Fair

Nuisance Abatement, Fair Housing and Data November 16, 2016

In this webinar, experts discussed the impact and enforcement of nuisance abatement ordinances, crime-free housing ordinances and crime-free housing programs. Chief of Police Mark Talbot of Norristown, Pennsylvania, shared Norristown’s experience with nuisance abatement ordinances and how the city reduced crime by replacing their nuisance abatement ordinance with a data-driven approach to policing.

Part 1:  Overview of the impact of nuisance abatement ordinances on victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations  

Part 2:  Review of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's “Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Enforcement of Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Other Crime Victims, and Others Who Require Police or Other Emergency Services,” with an emphasis on what law enforcement and local officials need to know about the implementation and enforcement or ordinances 

Part 3: Overview of Norristown, Pennsylvania’s, experience with nuisance abatement ordinances and how the city reduced crime when it replaced its nuisance ordinances with a data-driven approach to policing. 15 minutes. Presentation by Mark Talbot, Chief of Police, Norristown (Pennsylvania) Police Department  

♦ Download the Presentations (PDF)   Read HUD’s press release 

Using New Guidance About Fair Housing to Keep DV Victims Safe October 20, 2016

In this webinar, experts explained new federal guidance designed to help families continue to live in safe housing and the unintendede consequences of nuisance abatement and crime-ree housing orginances.

Part 1: The impact of nuisance abatement ordinances and crime-free housing programs on victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations

Part 2:  Review of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's “Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Enforcement of Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Other Crime Victims, and Others Who Require Police or Other Emergency Services” 

Part 3: An overview of HUD’s complaint process 

♦ Download the Presentations (PDF)  Read HUD's press release 

 

 

Updated January 16, 2017