Survivors of domestic violence and their children face a number of serious housing problems related to the acts of violence committed against them. La Casa’s Safe Housing Project provides training to property management and support services staff at low income housing sites across the Bay Area to strengthen the response of subsidized housing communities to incidents of domestic violence onsite. The Project also helps survivors preserve their own safe housing.
The Project originated in 2004 from the San Francisco Family Supportive Housing Network member sites’ articulated need to systematically address domestic violence. It strives to create communities that foster violence-free lives and to help domestic violence victims maintain the safe and stable housing that is essential to anyone’s efforts to thrive.
Trainings for housing providers raise awareness of domestic violence, its effects, and its alternatives. Participants gain an understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence in rental housing and of the resources available to survivors. Furthermore, they learn about the impact of new state and federal laws surrounding housing and domestic violence.
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