Consortium TA Team COVID-19 Special Topic Series: Housing Immigrant Survivors During COVID
Immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking face unique and compounded challenges when accessing and maintaining safe housing. COVID-19 exacerbated these problems as well as created new concerns for immigrant survivors. Presenters on this call will discuss the housing barriers that survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking are experiencing and share innovative strategies that local programs have employed to ensure housing stability for survivors during the pandemic. The speakers will further provide an overview of key policy issues impacting immigrant survivors, including eligibility for relief and assistance as well as public charge implications. Participants will be able to ask questions during the Q&A.
- Tasnia Ahamed, Domestic Violence Program Director, Turning Point for Women & Families
- Maja Hasic, Anti-Human Trafficking Program Director, Tapestri
- Patima Komolamit, Shelter Program Director, Center for the Pacific Asian Family
- Robina Niaz, Executive Director, Turning Point for Women & Families
- Leslye Orloff, Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
The special topic series is designed to give advocates a chance to learn more about the available housing funding for survivors, ask questions, process issues, and provide mutual support on the impact of the COVID-19 virus in safe housing programs.
- Closed Captions: DVHTAC COVID-19 Special Topic Series: Housing Immigrant Survivors During COVID-19
Safe Housing for Immigrant Survivors: Legal Resources (links from the Zoom chat are embedded in this document)
NIWAP Public Benefits Map