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July 2008

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: How Mapping Can Inform Policy

Such analysis can show whether a proposed law is feasible to enforce, and jurisdictions with a residency law already in place can use GIS data in order to assess whether the specified exclusion zones result in a lack of housing options for sex offenders.
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April 2008

Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

"This report shares findings garnered from a series of interviews held with a diverse group of women from throughout the Gulf region. In telling their stories, it provides an analysis of women's increased vulnerability during times of natural disasters and lays out policy recommendations that pinpoint how best to address those needs in the wake of this disaster, and in anticipation of the next."
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January 2008

The Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors in Public and Subsidized Housing

This fact sheet lays out the problems DV survivors face and how Housing laws including VAWA can help and protect them.This guide discusses survivors' rights in reference to housing. It includes rules and regulations passed to protect victims of domestic violence.
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  • Training Tools
January 2008

The Violence Against Women Act: A Housing Toolkit for Advocates

The toolkit is designed to provide advocates with an overview of VAWA's housing provisions and includes administrative guidance, recent legal developments, and sample advocacy materials.
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January 2008

A The Long Journey Home: A Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Services for Mothers and Children Experiencing Homelessness

Author(s): Laura Prescott, Phoebe Soares, Kristina Konnath, Ellen Bassuk
This manual is intended to serve as a guide to agencies looking for practical ideas about how to create trauma-informed environments. It is best viewed as a template and should be supplemented by your knowledge and expertise regarding the most effective adaptations for working with families in your own program.
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January 2008

The Unconstitutionality and Inefficacy of Sex Offender Residency Laws

Author(s): Sarah E. Agudo
This paper examines existing and potential constitutional challenges to various state residency laws, policy concerns and considerations of creating or expanding sex offender residency laws, and the political causes and ramifications of the residency laws and explains the need for a Supreme Court decision establishing the constitutional limit of residency laws
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April 2007

Overview of Homelessness in Minnesota 2006: Key Facts from the Statewide Survey

Drawn from interviews with more than 3,000 homeless adults and youth throughout Minnesota, this research describes some of the causes, effects and circumstances surrounding homelessness.
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  • NRCDV Publications
September 2006

No Safe Place: Sexual Assault in the Lives of Homeless Women

Author(s): Lisa A. Goodman, Katya Fels, Catherine Glenn, Judy Benitez
This paper consolidates knowledge about the damaging interplay between homelessness and sexual violence. It clarifies steps researchers, policy-makers, and service providers can take to intervene with victims and prevent future sexual assaults.
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March 2006

Sexual Violence and Homelessness

This fact sheet provides information on the link between homelessness and sexual violence, the barriers homeless face in receiving services, and what rape crisis centers can do to meet the needs of the homeless. It provides general information on the topic as well as information and statistics specific to Pennsylvania.
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January 2006

Housing Discrimination Against Abused Women

This Q&A discusses discrimination in housing and the legal avenues that DV survivors can use. This includes information regarding the Fair Housing Act and when to contact an attorney.
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January 2006

State Law Guide: Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking

This review lists state laws and recent legislative proposals addressing housing-related issues faced by survivors of domestic and sexual assault, including prohibitions on housing discrimination, defenses to eviction, termination of leases, and penalties for seeking police assistance. Links from the document take the reader to actual text of the laws and legislative proposals. Advocates will find this state law and legislative review helpful for possible state-level housing-related legislative actions and ideas.
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January 2006

The Impact of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA) on the Housing Rights and Options of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

This Q&A document explains the key housing provisions of VAWA 2005, including housing-related grant programs, amendments to public housing and section 8 regarding eviction defense, eligibility, and portability, HMIS changes, and new planning requirements.