This website provides information about Housing and DV. Topics include help with permanent housing and the Homelessness Act of 2002.
This manual lays out federal housing programs including programs for the elderly and section 8 housing.
The Impact of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA) on the Housing Rights and Options of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
This Q&A document explains the key housing provisions of VAWA 2005, including housing-related grant programs, amendments to public housing and section 8 regarding eviction defense, eligibility, and portability, HMIS changes, and new planning requirements.
Domestic Violence and Public and Subsidized Housing: Addressing the Needs of Battered Tenants Through Local Housing Policy
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.
This is an essential tool for domestic violence advocates involved with individual and systemic housing advocacy. The chapter supports local public housing authority preferences for victims of domestic violence, including outlining relevant federal law and regulations. The chapter includes types of evidence of abuse (which is broad), mitigating "negative" rental histories due to domestic violence and sensitivity regarding confidential information. Supportive transfer policies as alternatives to eviction are strongly encouraged.
Provides an excellent basic overview of federal rental housing programs for a domestic violence advocate (but it does not include housing issues affecting battered immigrant women or the Indian Housing Block Grant Program). The paper identifies key policy issues and trends in housing policy that are still relevant today. Key domestic violence policy issues are addressed through case examples and discussion questions for critical thinking. Specific advocacy interventions are reviewed. A glossary defines core housing terms.
This paper offers a research on DV and homelessness and trends in federal housing policy. A model for conducting a community assessment of local housing needs includes critical thinking questions on an organization’s capacity for housing advocacy.
The guide is offered in chapters and numeric sections and covers the basics of counting unsheltered homeless people, counting unsheltered people in public places, counts based on use of non-shelter services and sample data collection instruments. Advocates in search of a basic background on the topic should start with Chapter 2.
Note: The guide is not offered as a method for counting sheltered people but does reference Martha Burt's Practical Methods for Counting the Homeless: A Manual for State and Local Jurisdictions as a resource for counting sheltered homeless people.
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.