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3D. Implementing the Violence Against Women Act in Continuums of Care

This workshop will provide a national overview of efforts to implement the Violence Against Women Act’s housing protections, specifically Emergency Transfer Policies, in Continuums of Care (CoCs). Our local experts from Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, California will provide highlights of their CoC Emergency Transfer efforts, including the process for developing the policies, lessons learned in developing them, policy elements that address how the policy operates on the ground, and other practices for housing advocates to consider when working with their CoCs to develop and implement these policies. We will also ask participants to share what is happening in their communities and provide ample time for Q&A.

Violence Against Women Act Implementation in Continuums of Care: Emergency Transfer Focus