February 22, 2017: Immigrant Access to Federally Assisted Housing
For many survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the ability to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing is critical to long-term survival. Yet, immigrant survivors often face obstacles in accessing federally subsidized housing and services that protect life or safety because of providers’ misunderstandings about immigration requirements for program participants. This webinar provides an overview of the rights of immigrants to access federally funded housing programs, such as programs funded by HUD and USDA Rural Development. It includes an emphasis on recent HUD authority confirming the rights of VAWA self-petitioners to access public and assisted housing as well as restating and reconfirming the rights of survivors, regardless of their immigration status, to access emergency shelters and transitional housing that receive federal funds.