Increase accessibility in emergency shelter and transitional housing programs for survivors who might not otherwise be eligible for housing, including those with substance use disorders, mental illness, limited English proficiency, physical or mental disabilities, as well as to LGBTQ survivors, male survivors, large or non-traditional family structures, survivors with poor credit or criminal histories, returning citizens, and others from marginalized or underserved populations.
Work with housing providers, landlords, and homeless housing programs to ensure access for survivors to permanent, affordable housing and ensure all housing programs are safe, confidential, and trauma-informed.
- Partnering with and Participating in Homeless Continuums of Care
- Coordinated Entry and Intake/Assessment Tools
- HMIS and Comparable Databases
- Rapid Re-Housing, Housing First, Housing Tax Credits, and Other Affordable Housing Approaches
- Low Barrier Programs
- Building Collaborative Relationships to Address Family Homelessness
Reach survivors before they are homeless to help them remain safe and stable in their own communities, through assistance with flexible funding, access to housing protections, and housing advocacy.
Employ trauma-informed, culturally inclusive, voluntary services, as well as safety and wellness planning, to ensure survivor safety, promote healing from violence, and ensure survivor self-determination and dignity.