Housing, Homelessness, and Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a primary cause of homeless in the
United States. A major obstacle a survivor of domestic violence faces when
trying to leave an abusive relationship is finding housing independent of their
This publication addresses the problems domestic violence
survivors face when they attempt to obtain housing. Some of the obstacles they face include:
The document also discusses the role of attorneys in
assisting domestic violence survivors in these situations.
inability to break a lease;
from a lease or expulsion from a shelter because of the violence committed
against them; and
- A lack
of expedited housing vouchers.