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Housing Rights for Survivors of Domestic Violence Interacting with the Criminal Justice System

Survivors of domestic violence may have engaged with the criminal justice system in ways that could potentially prevent them from accessing safe, affordable housing. Oftentimes, this engagement is directly related to the acts of abuse committed against them. This webinar provides an overview of the intersection between an individual’s engagement with the criminal justice system and its impact on housing applicants seeking federally assisted (and other) housing. Specific topics to be covered include: (1) how and why survivors interact with the criminal justice system; (2) basic rules regarding admission to federally assisted housing; (3) examples of existing housing policies that permit individuals who have engaged with the criminal justice system to access housing; (3) practice tips on working with housing providers to assist survivors who have engaged with the criminal justice system in obtaining housing; and (4) the impact of nuisance and crime-free ordinances on survivors of domestic violence.

For more information, please contact Mariel Block, mblock@nhlp.org.