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.

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.

Dr. Cris Sullivan, NRCDV’s research advisor for Safe Housing Partnerships, reviews evidence on the efficacy of various housing approaches for survivors of domestic violence, specifically:

“The Housing First Model can be adapted to achieve safe and stable housing for DV survivors and their children.” – Cris Sullivan, PhD.

Participants have the opportunity to hear from the National Housing Law Project, the Rhode Island Homeless Coalition, and a Washington State Program on the current status of eviction moratoriums and what they mean for survivors and our housing insecure friends and neighbors.

This issue of the Safe Housing Partnerships newsletter seeks to honor the lessons being learned as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. In March of this year, as widespread public health measures were advised and then mandated, essential workers and social service providers across the spectrum scrambled to make the necessary pivots to acquire personal protective equipment (PPE), to protect and support essential frontline staff, and to safely and equitably reach, house, and resource members of those communities who are often and historically poorly served. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, so too, does historic and structural racism. The linkages between poor health and lack of safe housing can no longer be denied. This edition highlights the resources developed and foundational lessons learned from this global public health crisis to inform our strategies for safely housing survivors in a collaborative, equitable, and accessible way.

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.

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.