Webinar on Immigrant Access to Federally Assisted Housing, February 22

The National Housing Law Project will hold a webinar on the rights of immigrants to access programs funded by HUD and USDA Rural Development. The webinar will emphasize a recent HUD policy memorandum confirming the rights of victims of domestic and sexual violence “self-petitioners” to access public and assisted housing and the rights of survivors regardless of their immigration status to access emergency shelters and transitional housing that receive federal funds (see Memo, 1/9).

The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2:00 pm ET.

For many survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the ability to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing is critical to their long-term survival. But immigrant survivors often face obstacles in accessing federally subsidized housing and services that protect life or safety because of providers’ misunderstandings about immigration requirements for program participants.

Presenters will be:

  • Gideon Anders, senior staff attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • Karlo Ng, staff attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • Leslye Orloff, adjunct professor and director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University Washington College of Law

Register at: http://bit.ly/2k4vzXr