Consortium TA Team COVID-19 Special Topic Series: Racial Equity in Safe Housing Part 2
Join us as we build upon the conversation we began last month on addressing racial inequities in safe housing for survivors of gender-based violence during COVID-19 and beyond. Survivors and their families are embedded in communities that lack meaningful access to safe, affordable housing – frequently caught in a repetitive cycle of housing insecurity that is difficult if not impossible to exit. A recent community based participatory research project documented the housing insecurity experiences of domestic violence (DV) survivors and listening sessions revealed the unique and systemic housing challenges facing Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other DV survivors of color. During this 90-minute webinar, presenters will share experiences and findings – such as difficulty finding and securing appropriate housing, fierce competition for limited units, and survivor reports of being judged more or less worthy of housing based on race, immigration status, criminal record, and DV background. Participants will leave with increased understanding of their role in preventing housing discrimination and building equitable responses for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other survivors of color.
- LaToya Young, Housing Systems Coordinator, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Khadijah, Survivor, Black Woman, Mother
- Shanti Kulkarni, PhD, Professor of Social Work, UNC Charlotte
- Evelyn Hill, Peer Support Specialist/Advocate, Changed Choices
- Heidi Notario, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- Marium Durrani, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
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.