The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA) ensures that:
If a victim claims protection under VAWA against termination of tenancy or assistance, the owner, manager or TCHAO will require the victim to deliver a certification concerning the incident or incidents, within 14 business days, showing the necessary proof. If the victim does not deliver the certification within 14 business days from the date of the request, the victim will lose their legal protection under VAWA.
If an individual is a victim of domestic violence, the person must certify that he/she is a victim of domestic violence and that the incidence(s) of abuse are bona fide, by following these procedures in reporting the incident(s) to TCHAO and/or the landlord:
The victim must submit the required certification within 14 business days after receipt of the request for certification from TCHAO or the landlord.
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