Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Information for ESG & CoC Projects
New Category 4 Homeless Definition:
Any individual or family who—
is experiencing trauma or a lack of safety related to, or fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous, traumatic, or life-threatening conditions related to the violence against the individual or a family member in the individual's or family's current housing situation, including where the health and safety of children are jeopardized;
has no other safe residence; and
lacks the resources to obtain other safe permanent housing.
MN State Law: 504B.206 RIGHT OF VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE TO TERMINATE LEASE https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/504B.206