As new data becomes available, this page will be updated with the most current statistics on the intersections of domestic and sexual violence, housing, and homelessness.
- Source: National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2011).
In a 2006 study of rape crisis centers and legal aid providers, 58% of respondents stated that at least one tenant reported sexual assault by a landlord during the survey period.
- Source: Lyon, E., Lane, S., & Menard, A. (2008)
In a study of residents in domestic violence shelters across the country, 84% reported that they needed help finding affordable housing.
- Source: Aratani, Y. (2009)
Among mothers with children experiencing homelessness, more than 80% had previously experienced domestic violence.
- Source: Baker, C., Cook, S., & Norris, F. (2003)
Thirty-eight percent of all domestic violence victims become homeless at some point in their lives.
- Source: Pavao, J., Alvarez, J., Baumrind, N., Induni, M., & Kimerling, R. (2007)
In a California study, women who experienced interpersonal violence in the last year had almost four times the odds of reporting housing instability than women who did not experience interpersonal violence.
- Source: National Network to End Domestic Violence. (2017)
In just one day in 2016, over 41,000 adults and children fleeing domestic violence found refuge in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program.
- Source: National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2010)
In a national survey of victim service providers, one third of providers reported that up to 20% of victims and survivors struggle to find or keep housing because of sexual violence.
- Source: Jasinski, J. L., Wesely, J. K., Mustaine, E., & Wright, J. D. (2005)
In one Florida study, 78.3% of homeless women in the study had been subjected to rape, physical assault, and/or stalking at some point in their lifetimes.
- Source: Keeley, T. (2006).
Thirty-eight percent of respondents to a national survey reported receiving reports of landlord sexual assault; in these cases, 79% of women reported that their landlords refused to repair locks, supply heat, hot water, or make the space “safe."