S. 1892 (112th): Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Act of 2011

Introduced:
Nov 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Alan “Al” Franken
Junior Senator from Minnesota
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Nov 17, 2011
Length
20 pages
Related Bills
S. 1925 (Related)
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

Passed Senate
Last Action: Apr 26, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 17, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to protect the housing rights of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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11/17/2011--Introduced.
Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Act of 2011 - Amends the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 with respect to housing rights of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Prohibits denial or termination of housing assistance on the basis of being such a victim under specified federal housing programs, including the low income housing tax credit program, if the applicant or tenant otherwise qualifies for such admission, assistance, participation, or occupancy.
Prohibits denial of assistance, tenancy, or occupancy rights to assisted housing based solely on certain criminal activity directly related to domestic violence engaged in by a member of the individual's household or by any guest or other person under the individual's control, if the tenant or an immediate family member is the victim or threatened victim.
Requires each owner or manager of housing assisted under a covered program to adopt an emergency transfer policy for tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish policies and procedures under which a victim requesting such a transfer may receive section 8 (voucher program) assistance under the United States Housing Act of 1937.
Makes conforming amendments to the United States Housing Act of 1937.

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