Housing Bill Seeks to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Housing Bill Seeks to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault



U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently introduced legislation that would provide legal protections to ensure access to safe housing for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Building on protections in the Violence Against Women Act and the Fair Housing Act, the “Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2016” (S.3164) would establish a nationwide standard that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault cannot be evicted or otherwise penalized solely for being victims of those crimes.

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