A Collaborative Approach to Housing under the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013

Abstract

The 2013 reauthorization of VAWA gives legal aid providers, domestic violence and sexual assault victim advocates, and housing providers subject to the law the opportunity to advance a collaborative approach to VAWA implementation. Through additional policies, the collaborative approach can build upon VAWA's statutory framework and enhance survivor safety. Such an approach will ultimately improve the safety and security for survivors, improve housing provider practices as they relate to survivors of violence, improve communications between advocates and housing providers, and overall improve safety at properties.

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