DV & Housing: Intersections & Impact

Domestic violence and homelessness are inextricably linked, and have long term impacts on survivors. Here's how:
  • DV is a primary cause of homelessness for women and children
  • 92% of women who are homeless report having experienced severe physical and/or sexual assault at some point in their lives
  • As a result of their partner’s abuse, DV survivors may have poor credit, evictions on their record, and lack landlord references (or have negative ones)

Barriers to Housing for DV Survivors

The following affect the long term safety and stability of survivors in Colorado:
  • DV survivors are routinely met with discrimination when finding new housing
  • A lack of affordable housing and housing assistance further limits their options
  • Currently, there simply aren’t enough resources: The 2018 NNEDV Domestic Violence Census reported that 72% of the UNMET requests for survivor services in one day in Colorado were for housing.
Our Housing Team, training in action

Our Housing Team training in action

Resources for Advocates

Violence Free Colorado offers a once-a-month newsletter dedicated to housing and economic justice.

If there are certain topics you would like to see covered or if you would like to share anything in the newsletter, please contact Lindsay Christopher at lchristopher@nullviolencefreeco.org or 303-962-3321.

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