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Subsidized Housing and the Unique Needs of Domestic Violence Victims

By Susan A. Reif & Lisa J. Krisher

As national and local housing providers struggle to implement subsidized housing program changes wrought by the Quality Housing Work and Responsibility Act of 1998, advocates for domestic violence victims have an opportunity to influence local housing providers' policy determinations in order to serve victims' needs better. Such advocates must be knowledgeable about sources of affordable housing, barriers to accessing and maintaining housing for domestic violence victims, strategies for overcoming these barriers, and specific areas in which advocates can influence housing providers.

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