News & Resources

This blog provides access to archived SHP eNewsletters featuring announcements about new resources, training events, and funding opportunities, links to new podcasts from the SHP team, TA Questions on the intersections of gender-based violence and housing, and recordings of past webinars.

“I like the idea of changing our assessment tool, but I want to know how other communities are doing it.” Join us for the next webinar in our series: Coordinated Entry Decision Tree (Pt. 2): Putting it into Practice! In this follow-up to our August webinar, we dive more deeply into the Decision Tree as an alternative tool for prioritizing vulnerabilities and housing assistance.

Survivors and people with lived experience are the driving force in our missions - and should be driving forces in our agencies as well. In this webinar co-moderated by the National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), we'll spotlight three programs that have found effective ways to ensure meaningful involvement of survivors and people with lived experience, including in decision-making and political advocacy work. Presenters will discuss how they enacted this commitment, the roles and supports available to survivors who get involved, how they center the voices of Black. Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ people, and what they see as the impact of survivor involvement.

Homelessness and domestic/sexual violence do not impact all survivors equally. Survivors from marginalized communities face additional challenges weathering domestic/sexual violence and housing crises. This webinar will summarize findings from a community-based participatory research study conducted in collaboration with survivors from marginalized communities. Participants will learn more about the cycle of housing insecurity model, and survivors’ barriers in getting and keeping housing.

In this issue, we begin to make the case for a bold change in how local communities prioritize vulnerabilities and housing assistance - and the need for a nationwide shift to a trauma-informed and culturally-responsive approach. Employing these principles to re-imagine and re-design housing systems will benefit all individuals and families in need of housing supports, regardless of victimization experience.

Immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking face unique challenges when accessing and maintaining safe housing. Housing is a primary concern for survivors living with violence because it directly affects their ability to leave an abusive relationship. COVID-19 has exacerbated problems with safe, accessible, and affordable housing as survivors are forced to stay at home – making violence in their homes more frequent and dangerous. For those survivors looking for alternative, safe housing, there is misinformation among housing providers and survivor advocates about immigrant survivors’ eligibility for housing and homeless assistance programs. Here, we clarify some of these misconceptions as well as provide resources and tools with more detailed information supporting advocacy on behalf of immigrant survivors.

Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN), Safe Housing Partnerships & United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is hosting a teleconference to discuss promising practices, challenges, and solutions to accessible, safe, short and long-term housing for survivors, women of color, and their families. 

Please join us for this 90-minute session – an opportunity for providers to come together, strategize new approaches, and support one another in the field. We know that housing saves lives and we want to hear from you, the invaluable essential workers who often go unacknowledged.

In the midst of COVID-19 and an eviction crisis, join us for a strategic and timely conversation on engaging and creating partnerships with landlords to safely house survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The idea behind prioritizing the most vulnerable homeless people into limited housing is laudable, yet communities struggle with how to equitably and fairly implement coordinated entry.

As COVID-19 wages on, parents, caregivers, and school staff across the nation contend with the difficulties of homeschooling, virtual learning, and reopening.