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  • General Material
October 2005

Efforts to Promote Children's Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families

This brief covers data and statistics on low-income children in the U.S. living in immigrant families. The brief includes an overview of federal and state policy involving immigrant access to vital services/public benefits, e.g. food stamps.
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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.
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  • General Material
August 2005

TANF: State Approaches to Screening for Domestic Violence Could Benefit from HHS Guidance

This Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on federal and state implementation of the Family Violence Option recommends that HHS identify and promote promising practices.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
November 2004

Generating Resources for Battered Women via Community Empowerment

Author(s): Andrea C. Farney
This issue profiles the community organizing and community-based organization (CBO) capacity building approach of the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) of CONNECT, Inc. of New York City.
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  • General Material
October 2004

Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Women's Labor Force Participation, Final Report

Author(s): Stephanie Riger, Susan Staggs
This study assesses the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on labor force participation of welfare recipients and examines whether change in economic status affects violence levels.
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  • General Material
June 2004

Violence Against Women: The Role of Welfare Reform

Author(s): Daniel Chandler, Joan Meisel, Sandra Naylor Goodwin
Using survey research in two California counties, this study documents high rates of domestic violence among welfare recipients, and its impact, along with mental health and substance abuse issues, on women's ability to find work.
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  • General Material
May 2004

Decade of HOPE VI: Research Findings And Policy Challenges

Author(s): Susan Popkin, Bruce Katz, Mary Cunningham, Karen Brown, Jeremy Gustafson, Margery Turner
This research and policy report offers an extensive overview of the HOPE VI (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere) program. The introduction provides historical background, evaluation challenges and suggested reforms. It includes a description of the policy debates surrounding HOPE VI.
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  • General Material
April 2004

Fact Sheet: Victims of Domestic Violence and TANF Reauthorization

This fact sheet addresses the issues that face battered women on welfare. The fact sheet discusses the impact of the Family Violence Option, marriage promotion, and education and job training in the TANF program and their possible impact on victims of dom
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  • General Material
April 2004

Research & Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Battering, Work, & Welfare, Final Grant Report

Author(s): Lisa Brush, Lorraine Higgins
This research project sought to understand the obstacles women receiving welfare identified in their lives, as well as the strengths and resources they bring to their struggles for safety and solvency.
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  • General Material
January 2004

Pathways to and from Homelessness: Women And Children In Chicago Shelters

Author(s): R. Levin, Lise McKean, J. Raphael
Shelter supervisors and staff were also interviewed as to their perception of the needs of the shelter residents. Information about the women such as age, residence, education, health, criminal records, public benefits, children and repeated homelessness are detailed in the report. Additionally, factors contributing to the women's homelessness, and recommendations are also provided.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
June 2003

Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook

The HUD Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook is a reference tool for public housing staff. There is not a specific chapter about sexual violence, but it does include information about nondiscrimination and civil rights.