COVID-19 Response Resources

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues in the United States, many people are working from home, facing quarantines, and encountering disruptions to their daily activities. For individuals experiencing housing insecurity because of domestic or sexual violence, this public health situation can expose additional dangers. The resources on this page have been compiled to help.

*These resources are being updated regularly. Last update 9/27/21*

Featured Resource

What Shelter and Rental Housing Assistance Are Available to Immigrant Survivors During COVID-19?

Domestic Violence Organization Resources

“Advocates working in local programs and shelters are facing additional challenges as they seek to continue uninterrupted services for survivors. In response to the request of guidance and resources for emergency preparedness for domestic violence shelters and programs concerning the novel coronavirus, below are some recommendations and resources.”

General COVID-19 Guidance

Strategies for Adapting Advocacy

Safety Planning

Legal Considerations and Policy

Resources for Kids and Families

Homeless/ Housing Resources

Additional resources on the evictions crisis and related moratoria available here:

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH):

National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council:

CDC Guidance:

National Alliance to End Homelessness:


Public Advocates:

Safe Housing Alliance

National Low Income Housing Coalition

National Housing Law Project

VAWA Implementation

Racial Equity Resources

Racial Equity

Asian-American Community

Black Community

Deaf Community

Immigrants/Limited English Proficient Individuals 

Latinx Community

LGBTQ Individuals

Native American and Indingenous Communities

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.