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Domestic Violence and Public and Subsidized Housing: Addressing the Needs of Battered Tenants Through Local Housing Policy

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The piece provides information on the connection between homelessness and domestic violence and the shortage of affordable housing. The piece walks readers through the applicable sections of HUD's 2003 Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook domestic violence chapter and its applicability to various barriers and challenges survivors face with public housing. Advocates will find this article useful for preparing to advocate with public housing authorities and public housing authorities will find it helpful for policy actions to take to avoid sex discrimination and promote critical access and maintenance of housing for survivors and their families.