Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors During & After COVID-19: How Survivors Who Rent Their Homes Can Keep Their Housing
December 16, 2020 at 2pm ET
This webinar is hosted by the National Housing Law Project
“This webinar will discuss the housing rights of domestic violence survivors during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Localities have reported increases in domestic violence during shelter-in-place orders, and, as always, housing stability remains crucial for survivors needing safety.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, states, localities, and the federal government have taken steps to protect renters from eviction in order to help slow COVID-19 transmissions. However, these actions have thus far not forgiven rent owed, leaving renters with potentially large amounts of back-rent.
This webinar will cover: (1) how survivors living in federally assisted housing can continue exercising Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) housing protections during COVID-19; (2) what COVID-19 eviction protections are in place; and (3) best practices for advocates working with survivors regarding payment of rent during the pandemic.”