Information is empowering! This section is aimed at helping survivors have the information they need to address issues and challenges they may face as they pursue their housing goals.
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This web page provides basic information about housing protections provided for by federal law.
A brief compendium of state, local, and federal laws providing housing protections for survivors.
HUD Exchange provides resources, assistance, and information to support the work of HUD's partners in local communities. Includes tools for grantees and Continua of Care (CoCs), information about governance, Fair Housing, and links to various types of housing assistance.
This brochure provides information for survivors and their advocates about housing protections available through federal law and through Illinois' Safe Home Act.
Fact sheet on VAWA protections for survivors.
If you are a survivor of domestic violence, there are laws that give you rights. This Toolkit will let you know what they are if you want to stay in your apartment, move out, or find another place to live — whether it’s a shelter, apartment, or house. This toolkit tells you: (1) What to do if you need to find safe housing, (2) What to do if you want to stay where you are, (3) What to do if you want to leave your home, (4) Where the rights come from, and (5) Who can help you. The Toolkit also gives you sample demand letters you might need and a glossary that explains some terms you might not know.
The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities. This website provides rich information about these rights for consumers, and includes a link to file a fair housing complaint online.
Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Who are Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
This tool is designed specifically for transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of intimate partner violence. Its aim is to help survivors identify ways of being more prepared to keep themselves (and children and pets), safe.
This booklet is designed to help determine if traumatic experiences may be causing some or all of the difﬁcult symptoms a person is experiencing. It provides some simple and safe things that can help promote healing from the effects of trauma.
Six tips for domestic violence victims and survivors who are seeking to secure their financial future.
NNEDV's Moving Ahead Through Financial Management Curriculum addresses financial abuse, financial fundamentals and foundations, mastering credit, budgeting strategies, and short-term planning.