The Washington County Department of Housing Services has a comprehensive set of policies.

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

On January 5, 2005, President Bush signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. Among other things, VAWA amended Federal Housing programs. Although the law is called the “Violence Against Women Act”, it covers all victims of these crimes, whether they are male or female. Detailed information about the VAWA may be found online at www.gpoaccess.gov/plaws/index.html under “VAWA” or Public Law 109-162.


Immigration Status Policy 
To be eligible to receive rental assistance from the Department, applicants and participants must comply with certain immigration regulations.


Pet Policy
The Pet Policy for the Public Housing program may be found in Chapter 10 of the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP).


Fair Housing, Non-Discrimination, and Reasonable Accommodation Policies
The Department of Housing Services Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity policy, which includes the Non-Discrimination Policy and Reasonable Accommodation Policy, can be found in Chapter 2 of the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan and Chapter 2 of the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP).


Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
The Department of Housing Services is committed to providing equal access to its programs to persons with Limited English Proficiency under its LEP Plan.



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Equal Housing Opportunity