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New Guidance Published for Housing Providers on Protecting Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Monday, June 29, 2020

  • National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) and National Alliance on Safe Housing (NASH) published last week guidance for housing providers on protecting survivors of domestic and sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders are crucial to curb the spread of coronavirus, these orders also place individuals cohabitating with an abusive partner at increased risk of violence. Housing providers can play a critical role in helping tenants who are experiencing sexual or domestic violence access safe housing and supportive services. NHLP and NASH’s guidance, Protecting Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence during COVID-19: A Q&A for Housing Providers, offers important information for property owners and landlords on how to respond to tenants experiencing violence during the pandemic.

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