The Violence Against Women Act and Housing:
Past, Present, & Future
PowerPoint and Webinar Video Available
On Tuesday, September 12th, we published a story about that the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty was hosting a webinar on the evolution of the Violence Against Women Act’s housing protections for domestic violence survivors.
To view the PowerPoint click here.
To view the PowerPoint as a PDF file click here.
To view the webinar with Windows MediaPlayer click here.
Speakers addressed the social and legislative history behind the introduction of these protections, their efficacy in combating discrimination against survivors and how their strengths and limitations have shaped goals for the Act’s pending reauthorization. Participants gained an understanding of the existing terms of the Act and the gap between statutory language and implementation, as well as an appreciation for the potential for VAWA reauthorization to serve as a vehicle for enhanced enforcement.
The webinars’ speakers represented a wide range of organizational backgrounds:
- Rachel Natelson of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty,
- Monica McLaughlin of the National Network to End Domestic Violence,
- Sandra Park of the American Civil Liberties Union,
- Meliah Schultzman of the National Housing Law Project, and
- Kate Walz of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
For more information, please contact Rachel Natelson at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty by emailing or call 202-638-2535.