Specialty Institute June 2022: Addressing the Spectrum of Housing for Victim/Survivors for DV, Sexual Violence and Trafficking in Tribal Communities

Victims/ Survivors of domestic and sexual violence and trafficking face significant barriers and challenges in finding safe, available, accessible, and affordable housing. We know that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for victims/ survivors and their children. Homelessness and housing insecurity are a stark reality for many victims/ survivors when they flee abuse. As a result, many will remain in households where there is abuse and violence. This Specialty Institute will introduce the newly created Indigenous Safe Housing Center—STTARS (Safety, Training and Technical Assistance, Resources and Support), offer important and timely presentations designed to address the spectrum of housing issues for Indigenous victims/ survivors, showcase promising or best practices related to domestic violence and housing, and provide valuable resources, support, and recommendations.

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Introduction to STTARS: Safety, Training, and Technical Assistance, Resources and Support, the Indigenous Safe Housing Center
Historical Overview of Tribal Housing
Housing Insecurity and Homelessness in Indian Country
Safety and Housing Issues Facing Our Alaskan and Hawaiian Native Relatives
Domestic Violence Shelters and Other Safe Space: What Is the Need and How Do We Meet It?
Panel Discussion: Survivor Needs: Providing Safe Affordable Housing with Norine Hill, Clarissa Antone, Arlene Zahne, and Bridgette Davis.
Strengthening Our Advocacy to Respond to Housing/Shelter Needs of Survivors
Safe Housing is a Human Right
A People of Place: Innovations in Tribal Housing and Community Development
Human Rights Clinic on Tribal Housing Code and Domestic Violence
Policy Considerations and Recommendations: Impact of VAWA