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The Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors in Public and Subsidized Housing

Date: 
11/23/2018
Author: 
ACLU

A two page handout that addresses:

  • What sort of housing discrimination do women who have experienced domestic violence face?
  • What protections do women who have experienced domestic violence have from discrimination in public housing?
  • Do these rules apply to other low-income housing? 
  • ■ What is an “actual and imminent threat”?
  • ■ Can my abuser be evicted from public housing or Section 8 housing?

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