The public health situation caused by the pandemic can expose 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.
Flexible Funding and the IRS
When considering whether to make payments to or on behalf of survivors, organizations that want to provide flexible funding to survivors may have questions or want additional information about how this intervention aligns with IRS and tax requirements for nonprofits. This brief provides some basic guidance about these issues.
Permanent Supportive Housing Toolkit
Despite previous research showing that more than one-third of domestic violence survivors experience homelessness at some point in their lives, there has remained a dearth of public guidance on housing solutions that meet their specific needs.
To remedy this gap, the Downtown Women’s Center and the Safe Housing Alliance partnered to develop a Toolkit and accompanying trainings as best-practice resources for housing developers, property managers, and service providers involved in building and operating Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for survivors of domestic violence (DV).
Low Income Housing Tax Credits
The federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is the largest federal program encouraging the creation of affordable rental housing for low-income households in the U.S. Yet, much about the LIHTC program is not commonly known among advocates working with survivors.
Explore resources developed through collaboration by the Safe Housing Alliance and Regional Housing Legal Services on what advocates of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors should know about the LIHTC program.
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