Housing Resource Library

Our Resource Library includes culturally rooted resources developed by or identified by the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center to support Tribes, Tribal programs, and advocates working to address the intersection of housing instability/homeless and gender-based violence, as well as other materials and publications from partners and others in community with us. Resources that are the work of STTARS and shared in this library may be repurposed or reproduced as long as the work is appropriately cited.

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Housing Resources

May 30, 2023

This slide deck has helpful resources that address challenges that Indigenous Survivors in shelter and public housing experience when seeking safety. Read More ››

May 5, 2023

2023 National Week of Action for MMIW, Presented by STTARS, Indigenous Safe Housing Center

Housing as a Mitigating Factor in MMIW

Apr 26, 2023

Domestic and sexual violence (DSV) can have significant effects on one’s health and well-being, including increased risks related to trauma and substance use. Read More ››

Feb 10, 2023

Indigenous youth find themselves on the streets for a multitude of reasons. The causes and consequences of life on the street usually include a troubled family life, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, trauma, inadequate housing, poverty, substance use, mental health issues, and involvement in the child welfare system. Read More ››

Dec 23, 2022
Fact Sheet

This factsheet, prepared by STTARS staff, is a basic overview of the changes to the VAWA housing provisions that were enacted as part of VAWA’s reauthorization in March of 2022. Read More ››

Dec 23, 2022
Policy Brief

Certain federal laws, such as the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (“NAHASDA”), the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (“FVPSA”), and the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”), provide funding for such resources. But are these federal laws working to meet the housing and shelter needs of Indigenous survivors in the United States? Read More ››

Dec 22, 2022

A STTARS webinar on addressing Indigenous Homelessness led by a panel of three housing experts. Read More ››

Sep 28, 2022
Tribal Resource Tool

On August 16, 2022, HUD issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter regarding implementation of the

Violence Against Women Act. The letter acknowledged the survivor-centered provisions

included in VAWA (2005, 2013, and 2022) regarding housing. Read More ››

Sep 28, 2022

STTARS DVAM Toolkit for HUD ONAP, Tribal Housing Entities and Tribally Designated Housing Entities Read More ››

Aug 26, 2022

Why have American families struggled to keep their homes during the COVID pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions? With Retro Report, FRONTLINE offers an intimate look at the United States’... Read More ››