Survivors of Domestic Violence Face Many Barriers to Safety Including Poor Credit, Ruined Rental Histories, Lack of Steady Employment, Housing Discrimination, and Loss of Subsidized or Other Affordable Housing.
As long-term housing options become scarcer, victims are staying longer in emergency domestic violence shelters. As a result, shelters are frequently full and must turn families away.”
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1 in 4 renters in America – 11.4 million households – have extremely low incomes and cannot afford the rent.