Safe Housing Alliance

Our mission is to ensure that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have a full range of safe housing options, through improved access, increased resources, and innovative solutions, ultimately catalyzing a safe housing movement.

Our vision is to create a world where safe housing and racial justice are human rights shared by everyone.

NASH is now SHA

Safety Starts with

The Safe Housing Alliance remains
firmly committed to the belief that
safety starts with anti-racism.

Read our joint statement with the
consortium TA team on how this forms the
foundation of our work here.

Responding to the Pandemic

The public health crisis caused by the ongoing pandemic exposes individuals experiencing housing insecurity due to domestic and sexual violence to additional dangers. Advocates working in local programs and shelters also face challenges and increased demand as they seek to continue uninterrupted services for survivors.

In response to the request for guidance and resources for emergency preparedness, the Safe Housing Alliance has created this resource page.

About Us

The Safe Housing Alliance was established to ensure that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have access to a full range of housing options. Remarkable work is being done by so many homeless and survivor services providers around the country. The challenge these organizations face today is how to provide safe housing and services to the many survivors who are in desperate need and in danger of falling through the cracks. SHA intends to fill this breach through collaborative efforts to help survivors rebuild their lives safely and free from violence and abuse.

We advance our mission by:

Aligning systems and changing public policy to promote safe housing.

Engaging communities and supporting partnerships to support safe housing.

Advocating for programs and innovative practices to facilitate safe housing.

The Safe Housing Alliance‘s purpose is to shift the culture toward safe housing for survivors, families, and communities.

We reach a broad audience of stakeholders including domestic violence, sexual assault, and survivor-specific housing programs, as well as housing and homeless service providers and homeless Continuums of Care. Through training, technical assistance, policy development, research, and advocacy, SHA’s work focuses on local-level solutions, with support to community, municipal, state, and federal entities to facilitate success.

Safe Housing Equity™

Our mission success is measured through the development of Safe Housing Equity™ for communities – value created through the establishment of safe housing policies, programs, and best practice outcomes that reduce homelessness for survivors and their families, and ultimately improves community security, safety, and health. The Safe Housing Alliance’s work enhances the value of communities by reducing the impact of homelessness resulting from domestic or sexual violence and increasing overall well-being.

If you are in danger, please call 911, a local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. Avoid using a computer that could be accessed by a person who may cause harm, and learn more technology safety tips.

Please note that the Safe Housing Alliance is not a direct service provider and does not provide individual counseling, crisis response, housing advocacy, or legal services. We have compiled a brief list of resources for survivors here.