Violence Against Women : Housing

December 31, 2007
PODCASTS
ACLU Women's Rights Project Staff Attorney Sandra Park talks about Lewis v. North End Village
Tanica Lewis talks about why she brought the case against North End Village
FROM THE BLOGS
> Sandra Park: Fair Housing Means Safety for Women at Home (4/1/2008)

News
> ACLU Calls for Greater Congressional Oversight of HUD and its Failure to Meet its Obligations Under VAWA (3/11/2008)
> Private Housing Company Won’t Evict Domestic Violence Victims After ACLU Lawsuit (02/26/2008)
> Federal Judge Tells Local Alabama Property Manager to Stop Sexual Harassment (2/23/2007)
> ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Domestic Abuse Victim Who Was Evicted (2/21/2007)
> ACLU Fights Eviction of Domestic Abuse Victim in Michigan (1/17/2007)
> United Nations Body Looks at Housing Conditions for Women in America (10/17/2005)
> ACLU Hails Ruling That Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence (4/18/2005)
> In First Settlement of its Kind, Michigan Domestic Violence Victims Will No Longer Face Eviction (12/10/2003)
> Settlement Reached in Case of Oregon Domestic Abuse Victim Who Faced Eviction; Important Precedent Set for Battered Women Nationwide (11/5/2001)

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Cases
> Indigo Real Estate Services v. Rousey (2009)
WRP and the ACLU of Washington submitted an amicus brief in support of a domestic violence survivor who sought to substitute her initials for her full name in an eviction court record.

> Lewis v. North End Village, et al. (2007)
WRP filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a domestic violence victim who faced eviction from her private apartment due to property damage caused by her abuser.

> Boswell v. GumBayTay, et al. (2007)
WRP filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a tenant who was sexually harassed by her housing manager.

> Bouley v. Young-Sabourin (2003)
WRP submitted an amicus brief in a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who received an eviction notice after her husband was arrested for assault.

> Warren v. Ypsilanti Housing Commission (2002)
The ACLU represented a domestic violence victim who was threatened with eviction from public housing.

> Alvera v. CBM Group, Inc., et al. (2001)
WRP co-counseled the first case to challenge the application of "zero-tolerance for violence" policies to victims of domestic violence.

Fact sheets
> The Right to Safe Housing on College Campuses
> Know Your Housing Rights: For Survivors of Domestic Violence
> Conozca sus derechos respecto de la vivienda: Para sobrevivientes de la violencia doméstica
> Housing Discrimination and Domestic Violence
> La discriminación en la vivienda y la violencia doméstica
> The Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors in Public and Subsidized Housing
> Los derechos de los sobrevivientes de la violencia doméstica ante la vivienda pública y subsidiada
> Domestic Violence and Homelessness
> Violencia doméstica y carencia de vivienda

Legal documents
> Indigo Real Estate Services v. Rousey - Appeals Court Opinion (8/31/2009)
> Indigo Real Estate Services v. Rousey - Amici Brief (2/11/2009)
> Lewis v. North End Village - Settlement Order (2/26/2008)
> Lewis v. North End Village - Complaint Form (2/26/2008)
> Lewis v. North End Village - Disclosure to Housing Applicants (2/26/2008)
> Lewis v. North End Village - Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Policy (2/26/2008)
> Lewis v. North End Village - Employee Manual Amendment (2/26/2008)
> Lewis v. North End Village - Request for Relocation and Early Lease Termination Form (2/26/2008)
> Lewis v. North End Village - Federal Complaint (2/21/2007)
> ACLU Demand letter to Management Systems on Behalf of Tanica Lewis (1/17/2007)
> ACLU Amicus Brief in Bouley v. Young-Sabourin Pages 1-12 (4/18/2005)
> ACLU's Amicus Brief in Bouley v. Young-Sabourin Pages 13-20 (4/18/2005)
> Bouley v. Young-Sabourin Rulings on Cross Motions For Summary Judgment (3/10/2005)
> Warren v. Ypsilanti Housing Commission - State Court Complaint (6/17/2002)
> Warren v. Ypsilanti Housing Commission - Federal Complaint (2/6/2002)
> Alvera v. C.B.M. Group - Federal Consent Decree (11/5/2001)
> Alvera v. C.B.M. Group - Alvera's Federal Complaint (7/10/2001)
> Alvera v. C.B.M. Group - HUD Charge of Discrimination (4/16/2001)
> Boswell v. GumBayTay - Federal Amended Complaint (5/4/2007)
> Boswell v. GumBayTay - Federal Court Decision Ordering Preliminary Injunction (2/23/2007)

Policy Advocacy
> HUD Releases Guidance on Complaints Brought by Domestic Violence Survivors (2/9/2011)
> Comments on Domestic Violence Certification (11/9/2010)
> HUD Comments on Homeless Definitions (6/21/2010)
> ACLU Comments to HUD regarding SSN Requirements (03/12/2009)
> ACLU Coalition Comments to HUD regarding the VAWA Interim Rule (01/27/2009)
> ACLU FOIA Request and HUD Response regarding HUD's Implementation of the Violence Against Women Act and Treatment of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking in Public and Section 8 Housing (9/8/2008)
> ACLU Letter regarding the Violence Against Indian Women Task Force meetings on August 20-21, 2008 (08/20/2008)
> ACLU Letter to House Financial Services Committee Leadership Urging Implementation of the 2005 Violence Against Women Act (03/11/2008)
> ACLU Letter to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Leadership Urging Implementation of the 2005 Violence Against Women Act (3/11/2008)
> Model advocacy letter to Public Housing Authority
> ACLU Letter Urging Members of the House of Representatives to Vote in Favor of the Velasquez Domestic Violence Amendment (7/12/2007)
> ACLU Testimony in Support of Senate Bill 755, an Act Relative to Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking (6/5/2007)
> ACLU Testimony Before U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing (10/5/2005)
> ACLU Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, S. 1197 (7/27/2005)
> ACLU Written Testimony Submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (7/23/2005)
> Advocacy Tools for Housing and Domestic Violence Issues
> ACLU Letter to the Department of Agriculture Expressing Concerns regarding Rural Development Regulations (USDA Proposed Rule 68 Fed. Reg. 3560) (8/1/2003)
> Testimony of CCLU Legal Director Philip Tegeler (6/25/2002)

Other Resources
> ACLU Provides Recommendations on the Implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (03/18/2011)
> Domestic Violence Survivor Achieves Policy Changes at Michigan Management Company (5/1/2009)
> ACLU Comments in response to Violence Against Women Act Conforming Amendments (01/27/2009)
> Enforcement of the Violence Against Women Act Housing Provisions (06/09/2008)
> Achieving Fair Housing for Survivors through Domestic Violence Housing Policies: Lewis v. North End Village (3/26/2008)
> Fair Housing for Battered Women: Preventing Homelessness Through Civil Rights Laws (7/28/2006)
> New Federal Law Forbids Domestic Violence Discrimination in Public Housing (1/25/2006)
> Federal Law Protects Battered Women From Housing Discrimination, Court Rules (4/1/2005)
> Domestic Violence and Public and Subsidized Housing (3/3/2005)

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