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  • General Material
December 2010

2011 TANF Extension

Author(s): Elizabeth Lower-Basch
In November 2010, Congress extended the TANF program through FY 2011, as part of the Claims Resolution Act (H.R. 4783). This fact sheet summarizes these legislative actions.
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  • General Material
April 2010

Improving Access to Public Benefits: Helping Eligible Individuals and Families Get the Income Supports they Need

Author(s): Shelley Waters Boots
This report describes the barriers to access, efforts across the country to reduce these barriers, and the preliminary results of those efforts. The author concludes with strategies for improving awareness and outreach, and state benefits policies.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
March 2010

Not Enough: What TANF Offers Family Violence Victims

Author(s): Timothy Casey, Jill Davies, Annika Gifford, Anne Menard
Report on findings from a survey of 600 domestic violence, legal aid, and anti-poverty agency staff where 14% said that the TANF family violence responses work well in their states, and 43% said fewer than half of victims were able to access benefits.
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  • General Material
January 2010

Assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence in Applying for Housing

This manual provides a comprehensive review of domestic violence survivors’ rights in applying for housing.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
April 2009

Enhancing the Safety Net for Individuals and Families: A Summary of Key Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Author(s): Rosie Hidalgo
This resource describes available public benefits included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including SSI, unemployment, tax credits, COBRA continuation coverage, medical assistance, housing, food assistance, and education benefits.
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  • General Material
February 2009

Linking Asset Building to Public Benefits and Work Supports

This webpage provides information on innovative strategies for linking asset building to public benefits and work supports. The San Antonio Coalition for Family Economic Progress is highlighted as a collaborative partnership that has successfully brought together multiple benefits and asset building work.
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  • General Material
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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  • General Material
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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  • General Material
January 2006

Tips for Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Unemployment Benefits

This document provides Q&A explaining unemployment benefits, discussing eligibility in circumstances involving domestic violence, and describing the application process for benefits.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2006

Breaking the Silence: A Training Manual for Activists, Advocates and Latina Organizers

Author(s): Sonia Parras Konrad
This manual also suggests strategies for organizing, how to work together as a group, how to ensure that the group stays together, how to start an agency to provide culturally specific services, and how to negotiate and improve the system.
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  • General Material
October 2005

Rental Housing Programs

Basic eligibility is described, including reporting aspects, in this excerpt from the Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs. Advocates may find this piece helpful for obtaining a basic understanding of immigrant eligibility for federal housing programs and for discussions with lawyers, public housing authority personnel and others regarding making these programs safe, accessible, and relevant for survivors and their families.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
September 2005

Expanding Economic Advocacy Beyond Welfare: Highlights and Lessons Learned from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Author(s): Andrea C. Farney
This issue profiles the vanguard efforts of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence as they respond to the economic-related needs faced by battered women and their children.