Alliance Online News: Webinar on Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Newsletters | February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012    

ISSUES  \|  POLICY  \|  SOLUTIONS  \|  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Anna Blasco

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Webinar on Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

On Thursday, March 15 at 3 pm ET, the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Home Free, a program of Volunteers of America (VOA) in Oregon, are co-sponsoring a webinar detailing a recent study on the role stable housing plays in the lives of survivors of domestic violence. The webinar will also highlight the success the Home Free program in Portland, Oregon has had in providing stable housing through a rapid re-housing model to homeless survivors. This webinar, the first in a series on preventing and ending homelessness for survivors of domestic violence, will feature Chiquita Rollins, Ph.D., Domestic Violence and SHARE (Safe Housing Assistance with Rent Evaluation) Study Co-Principal Investigator, and Kris Billhardt, Director of the VOA Home Free program.

Register for the Webinar

 



Hill Update

Congress Finalizes Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Last Friday, February 17, Congress finalized a longer-term extension of the payroll tax cut for 2012. The provision also includes an extension of long-term unemployment benefits through December 31, but reduces the maximum number of weeks an unemployed worker can receive benefits from 99 weeks to 73 or 63, depending upon state unemployment rates.

Alliance Webinar on President's Budget Proposal Online


NLIHC Releases Affordable Housing Report

The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently released "Housing Spotlight: The Shrinking Supply of Affordable Housing." The report found that in 2010, there were 9.8 million extremely low-income renter households in the United States, and only 3 million rental homes affordable and available to these households. Additionally, this shortage of 6.8 million rental units means that only 30 rental homes are affordable and available for every 100 extremely low-income renters. The report compares the number of low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income renter households in each state with the number of rental homes that renters below each income threshold can afford. The analysis also takes into account availability; that is, whether a rental unit is occupied by a higher-income household.
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