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Housing Law and the Impact on Domestic Violence Survivors

Network for Public Health Law

Many municipalities in the U.S. have enacted nuisance property ordinances, which can have harmful effects on victims of domestic violence. Although state fair housing laws, landlord-tenant statutes and other legal provisions may protect the housing rights of some survivors of domestic violence, these laws leave gaps that can threaten the housing security of many others.

Slides from a webinar on this topic can be downloaded from the NPHL website.

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