It is hard enough for anyone to find decent affordable housing. Finding housing may be even harder for women who are survivors of domestic violence. Why would this be?
The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) was passed. In 2000, Congress expanded VAWA’s and created two new kinds of visas for people who are neither immigrants nor citizens, and are victims of certain crimes of violence.
In Iowa, a landlord can evict a tenant if the landlord feels the tenant is creating a situation which places others in danger. This article explains Iowa's "clear and present danger" law.
These common questions and answers about domestic abuse and protective orders provide a summary of Iowa law.