The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) updated its annual compilation of state and local laws related to the housing rights of domestic violence survivors. The latest edition covers state and local laws enacted as of December 2017. These laws often provide critical housing protections.
Among the NHLP report’s many findings:
- 24 states and localities have eviction-defense laws for survivors.
- 27 states have early lease-termination laws for survivors.
- 40 states permit courts to exclude an abuser from housing and grant possession of the property to the survivor.
- 18 states can require abusers to pay for or provide housing for survivors.
Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors: A State and Local Law Compendium is available at: https://bit.ly/2n00CI1