Domestic and Sexual Violence Specific Approaches
This presentation looks at the "nuts and bolts" of a housing first program, exploring key questions for each of its primary components: Approach; Eligibility; Structure; Requirements; Partnerships; and Assessment.
The Washington State Domestic Violence Housing First Program: Cohort 2 Agencies Final Evaluation Report
WSCADV's Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) program was designed to eliminate housing as a reason for survivors to stay in abusive relationships by providing flexible advocacy. This approach gave survivors of domestic violence the ability to establish a home and the freedom to choose how best to rebuild their lives. Permanent housing was the beginning of their new journey. The first phase of the DVHF program began with a cohort of four domestic violence agencies. The second phase, known as Cohort 2, expanded the program to nine additional agencies. Cohort 2 agencies served survivors with higher barriers to housing, including those living in rural, tribal, immigrant, and culturally specific communities.
This presentation discusses strategies for engaging Landlords through a rental assistance program, demonstrates how to encourage participants to establish working relationships with their landlords, and provides a basic overview of how domestic violence may impact the Tenant/Landlord relationship.
DASH was established in response to the shortage of basic housing services for survivors in the District of Columbia. This report chronicles the progress achieved over a fine-year period in DASH's primary goals: 1. Increase the supply of safe emergency, transitional, and supportive permanent housing for all domestic violence survivors and their children; 2. Build the capacity of all existing housing programs for women in the District, to be safe housing programs for survivors; and 3. Provide domestic violence training to staff at nonresidential programs serving diverse and specific populations.
This comprehensive presentation accompanied a day-long training and includes information about intersections between domestic violence and housing instability, barriers to housing faced by survivors, forming relationships with landlords, tailored services, voluntary service models, and the "nuts and bolts" of operating a housing first program.
Homeless services providers frequently find themselves serving DV survivors in their rapid re-housing housing programs. This presentation looks at the three Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing and suggests adaptations based on the unique needs of survivors in order to boost effectiveness of these interventions.
An overview of the DV Housing First project of the Washington State Coaltion Againt Domestic Violence, including outcomes and other findings.
Mainstream Practice: Highlights from the LGBTQ DV Capacity Building learning Center Literature Review
This article summarizes and analyzes the body of literature from the mainstream DV movement and discusses its insights, models, and cautionary tales in terms of their applicability to LGBTQ IPV. Includes discussion of DV shelter models and new low-barrier approaches such as DV Housing First.
Summary of promising practices for responding to survivors' long-term housing needs.
This policy and practice paper highlights how eight domestic violence organizations are responding to the housing needs of battered women in their communities. There are many different aspects to building housing programs, including resource acquisition, building collaborations with other agencies, and program development. The summaries in this report describe how eight programs tackled these issues.