The Corporation for Supportive Housing, the Downtown Women’s Center, and the National Alliance for Safe Housing present a special four-part webinar series:
"Healing Starts at Home: Reimagining Permanent Supportive Housing for Trauma Survivors"
PART I: Legal Housing Protections and Property Management Models for Survivors in Permanent Supportive Housing
DATE: Wednesday, August 25 12:30-2 p.m. PST
DESCRIPTION: Federal, state, and local laws provide housing rights for survivors of domestic violence (DV), sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. In some states and localities those protections extend to human trafficking survivors. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program operators and any organization administering PSH funds must be aware of these protections and remain in compliance with them to promote the safety of survivors, program staff, and other program participants. This also brings into focus the role of property management (PM) in PSH programs to ensure Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) compliance, along with other policies and regulations, to promote a safe and well-functioning housing facility. This webinar provides an overview of key federal, state, and local housing protections that apply to survivors living in PSH and examples of practical applications of these housing rights, particularly as it relates to PM’s role. The strengths and challenges to various PM models, and the interaction between program and PM staff to promote trauma-informed interactions with survivors will be discussed. Webinar participants will gain insight into the overall housing rights, learn how a HUD-Continuum of Care has implemented a VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan policy, and how a PSH program and PM staff can support survivors through these housing protections. Guests will also hear directly from a PSH resident regarding the impact of these policies and procedures through their lived experiences.
More information: nashta.org/event/healing-starts-at-home-part-1/