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Housing Policy and Systems Advocacy for Domestic Violence Survivors

Wednesday September 25

  • By: Office on Violence Against Women, DOJ, Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Webinar (Live)
  • Source: Oklahoma > Advocate Resource Center

Survivors of intimate partner violence consistently cite safe and affordable housing as a primary need in securing long-term safety for themselves and their children. Moreover, domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and children across the country. To achieve sustainable solutions, this pervasive issue requires systems-level advocacy that promotes positive change for all survivors in local communities.

In this training, faculty will discuss: the intersection of homelessness and domestic violence and the need for creative advocacy; how to craft a housing advocacy plan for your community; where federal and state housing policy "sits" at the local level and how to influence its implementation; and strategies for choosing partners in your plan to advocate for meaningful solutions.

Faculty for this session will feature Catherine Trapani, HousingLink Director at New Destiny Housing in New York City.


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