Domestic violence

Housing First Is a Promising Approach to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Attain Stability and Safety

Jul 26, 2023
Cris M. Sullivan, PhD; Cortney Simmons, PhD; Mayra Guerrero, PhD; Adam Farero, PhD; Gabriela López-Zerón, PhD; Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo Ayeni, PhD; Danielle Chiaramonte, PhD; Mackenzie Sprecher, BA; Aileen I. Fernandez, PhD, JAMA Network
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a leading cause of homelessness and can harm physical and mental health and financial outcomes. But little evidence exists on how to effectively help IPV survivors obtain housing stability and safety.

Advisory: How Do Recent HUD Proposed Rules About Verification of Immigration Status Impact Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault?

Policy Brief
May 10, 2019
Grace Huang for the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
Policies such as those outlined in the draft proposed rule are having, and will continue to have a significant detrimental impact on survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by deterring immigrant families, including those with U.S.

From Promise to Practice: Aligning Housing and Services to Support Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

May 15, 2019
Caroline Jones for How Housing Matters, The Urban Institute
The blog post and research on How Housing Matters focus on housing for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and highlight the critical need to go beyond shelter in supporting survivors in overcoming abuse. Domestic violence and housing stability intersect in unique, multifaceted ways.

HUD leader announces funding expansion at Akron domestic violence shelter

News Article
Feb 8, 2019
Stephanie Warsmith for Akron Beacon Journal/
The Battered Women’s Shelter in Akron has gotten funding from HUD to cover rent and other living expenses for domestic violence victims after they leave shelters for the past decade. HUD has now approved $1.7 million to be distributed to other Ohio cities for this purpose.

Safety Planning for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence: A Toolkit for Homeless/Housing Programs

Policy Brief
National Alliance for Safe Housing
It’s no secret that survivors of domestic and sexual violence make up a large percentage of the families and individuals who seek help from the homeless/housing services system. No one expects homeless/housing programs to become an extension of the victim services system.