If the evicted abuser or perpetrator was the sole tenant to have established eligibility for assistance under the program, GMAHARIC must allow the tenant who is or has been a victim and other household members to remain in the unit for a period of time, in order to establish eligibility under the program or under another HUD housing program covered by VAWA, or, find alternative housing.In removing the abuser or perpetrator from the household, GMAHARIC must follow Federal, State, and local eviction procedures.Additionally, GMAHARIC must make a copy of HUD's VAWA regulations available to you if you ask to see them.For questions regarding VAWA, please contact the GMAHARIC Central Office at 621 17th Avenue, East Moline, IL 61244 or call (309) 755-4527.
If you fail or refuse to provide one of these documents within the 14 business days, GMAHARIC does not have to provide you with the protections contained in this notice.The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the Federal agency that oversees that Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHARIC) is in compliance with VAWA. A HUD-approved certification form is attached to this notice.VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You can fill out this form to show that you are or have been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and that you wish to use your rights under VAWA.If GMAHARIC receives conflicting evidence that an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking has been committed (such as certification forms from two or more members of a household each claiming to be a victim and naming one or more of the other petitioning household members as the abuser or perpetrator), GMAHARIC has the right to request that you provide third-party documentation within thirty 30 calendar days in order to resolve the conflict.If you fail or refuse to provide third-party documentation where there is conflicting evidence, GMAHARIC does not have to provide you with the protections contained in this notice.