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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Domestic Violence and Housing Problems: A Contextual Analysis of Women's Help-Seeking, Received Informal Support, and Formal System Response

General Material

he initial section of the article provides a useful review of previous research on the topic as well as the need to broaden research in this area to address housing-related problems such as paying bills and late rent, selling belongings or eating less to pay rent, being turned away from renting, or threats of eviction. This study may be helpful to advocates looking for research that studies the importance of system-level and contextual responses for battered women. The study is also helpful for its report on the resources that women said they needed - including shelters, legal, utilities, day care, child support, financial and education.

Available from: Contact the NRCDV at 800-537-2238.