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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Federal Housing Resource Guide

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This manual lays out federal housing programs including programs for the elderly and section 8 housing.
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  • General Material
July 2011

ARRA: Extending the Unemployment Insurance Safety Net to Victims of Domestic Violence

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This document explains the provisions in the federal stimulus legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), that provide monetary incentives for states to allow access to unemployment insurance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who leave jobs due to the violence or are fired because of the violence.
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  • General Material
February 2011

HUD Memo: Housing Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victims

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This memo from HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity provides guidance to HUD staff on assessing claims by domestic violence victims of housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.
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  • General Material
January 2011

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-based Visa Fact Sheet

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This website provides information about domestic violence and legal rights of immigrant women married to a US citizen. It suggests that immigrant women call the police if they or their children are in danger. The website also includes information about services available to immigrant survivors. The second part of this website gives information about immigration options for survivors.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2011

Facilitating Access to TANF for Battered Immigrants: A Pilot Training Manual for TANF Eligibility Workers

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This training manual provides information to TANF eligibility workers on how to access TANF for qualified alien immigrant survivors.
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  • General Material
December 2010

2011 TANF Extension

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
  • Training Tools
October 2008

Helping Young Children (Birth to Five) Who Are Homeless

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This presentation outlines some of the challenges facing homeless children, and explains the McKinney-Vento Act and how it can help children. The document also has information about Early Childhood Special Education and Headstart.