16 Things You May Not Know About Housing for Survivors
National Network to End Domestic Violence (2017)
Presents facts about the intersection of domestic violence and housing for survivors.
Domestic Violence and Homelessness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (2015)
Describes domestic violence as the leading cause of homelessness in the country and examines steps that State and Federal program leaders can take to address intimate partner violence.
Domestic Violence and Homelessness: Statistics (2016)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (2016)
Offers statistics on the need for safe housing for domestic violence survivors and on domestic violence and homelessness in the United States.
Housing First Pilot Helps Domestic Violence Survivors
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2019)
Outlines pilot projects using the Housing First model that have had success in securing housing for survivors of domestic violence and their family members.
Housing Needs of Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking (PDF - 490 KB)
McLaughlin & Fox (2019)
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Reviews how domestic violence is a significant factor in homelessness, especially for Native American and African American women, and summarizes programs responding to the housing needs of domestic violence survivors.
The Intersection of Homelessness and Domestic Violence [Video]
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2017)
Showcases the connections between domestic violence and the need for safe, affordable housing for survivors. Understanding this connection and delivering services that allow survivors to find safe housing to recover from violence and move forward is essential.
The Intimate Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Homelessness
Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (2018)
Explores the connection between domestic violence and homelessness using New York City as an example. The article presents information on what survivors should do if they cannot get away, how to achieve safety without financial security, how to help children, and more.
Positive Outcomes for Victims of Domestic Violence and Families Through Housing First Pilot Program
Funders Together to End Homelessness
Presents the results of a five-year pilot program testing a survivor-centered approach to preventing homelessness for victims of domestic violence and their families. The results were positive and showed 96 percent of survivors remained in stable housing after 18 months.
Safe Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors Is More Than Shelter
Hacskaylo, Marcus, Menard, & Sullivan (2018)
Discusses safe housing as a priority for domestic violence survivors and how reducing financial barriers can help with finding affordable housing.
Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Solicitation (PDF - 519 KB)
Office on Violence Against Women (2019)
Focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to provide transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing.
Transitional Housing Programs and Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence
U.S. Department of Justice
Highlights 19 transitional housing programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act that are working to help survivors of domestic violence find support services and a safe place to stay.
Why Domestic Violence Survivors Need Long-Term Housing Adapted to Their Special Needs
Hetling & Botein (2017)
Scholars Strategy Network
Stresses the importance of housing for domestic violence survivors and how safe and affordable housing models designed for survivors of domestic violence have found success and are beginning to spread across the country.