Webinar to Discuss Crime-Free Housing Programs, August 28

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) will hold an August 28 webinar on “crime-free” housing programs and how they adversely impact the housing stability of survivors of domestic violence and others. Survivors of domestic violence are sometimes evicted from their homes because there has been “criminal activity” at their apartments, even though the survivors are the victims. Panelists will talk about the history of crime-free programs, strategies for interacting with the police, and ways such programs and policies have been challenged.

The webinar will take place on August 28 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is free and will be closed-captioned. Register at: https://adobe.ly/2GSypxc

Presenters will be:

  • Debbie Fox, senior housing policy and practice specialist, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Linda Morris, Skadden fellow and attorney, Women’s Rights Project, ACLU
  • Marie Claire Tran-Leung, senior attorney, housing and community justice, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
  • Moderator: Renee Williams, staff attorney, NHLP

NHLP is planning two other webinars on September 10 and September 26 as part of its Nuisance Ordinance and Crime-Free Housing Initiative. Look for information about those upcoming webinars in future editions of Memo.