I-130 Victim’s Proof of Battering or Extreme Cruelty 8.20.18 [pdf]

This document provides housing providers, victim’s advocates and attorneys with guidance clarifying that once HUD receives verification from DHS that in cases of VAWA self-petitioners, VAWA self-petitioners are immediately eligible for public and assisted housing without proration and victims cannot be asked to submit proof of battering or extreme cruelty by HUD or the housing provider. In cases of immigrant victims who are applying for lawful permanent residency through a family based immigration petition filed by their spouse, battered immigrant spouses will need to prove battering or extreme cruelty to be eligible for public and assisted housing. This memo provides guidance for housing providers and victims’ attorneys and advocates on evidence that can be submitted to prove battering or extreme cruelty.