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.

More 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

A guide to the Department's policy regarding pets in public housing and other housing owned by the Department.


Reasonable Accommodation Policy

A guide to the Department's policy regarding accommodations reasonably made for qualified persons with disabilities.