Transitional Housing Toolkit
HEARTH Act Regulations and Domestic Violence
In May 2009, Congress passed the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transtion to Housing (HEARTH) Act to update and reauthorize the Federal McKinney-Vento homelessness programs. The law made significant changes and has required substantial guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
This document provides a summary of the status of the regulations and highlights key issues for domestic violence victims and advocates.