FHEO Notice on Filing VAWA Complaints and HUD’s Investigatory Authority

In late Jan. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) published a notice titled “Notice to Public Regarding FHEO Enforcement Authority and Procedures: Violence Against Women Act 2022 (VAWA)” (FHEO 2023-01). The 2022 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) included new requirements for HUD to implement and enforce. The notice implements those requirements related to the filing and processing of individual VAWA complaints and notifies the public of HUD’s authority to investigate VAWA violations.

The notice states that FHEO will “implement and enforce the housing provisions of VAWA with, and in a manner that provides, the same rights and remedies as those provided for in the Fair Housing Act.” Additionally, the notice announces that HUD will engage in rulemaking to fully implement the compliance review provisions of the 2022 reauthorization of VAWA.

People who believe their VAWA rights have been violated may file a complaint here.

The full notice may be found here.

Office of Management and Budget Releases Proposed Rule for the Build America, Buy America Act

Comments due March 13, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has continued implementing the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) by releasing a proposed rule that clarifies and revises BABA requirements.

First, the proposed rule seeks input on definitions of materials covered by BABA—construction materials, manufactured goods, and iron and steel—as well as “suggestions for reducing burden for recipients” of Federal Financial Assistance.

Second, the notice provides text of Part 184, an addition to 2 CFR chapter I, “Office of Management and Budget Governmentwide Guidance for Grants and Agreements.”

Find the notice here and see the Feb. 28 edition of The NAHRO Monitor for further details.