Volunteer Training: The Intersection of Housing and Domestic Violence
March 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Part of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Pro Bono March Madness, AVLF’s Safe and Stable Families Project and Safe and Stable Homes Project will come together for this one-of-a-kind training. This CLE will examine the many housing challenges facing domestic violence survivors in Georgia and will explore options for legal advocacy. You will receive 2.75 CLE credits.
About The Program:
Domestic violence destabilizes all aspects of a survivor’s life, including her housing. 92% of homeless women have experienced severe abuse at some point in their lives, and 63% have been victims of intimate partner violence as adults. The disruptions that abusers cause may jeopardize both private and subsidized tenancies and municipal “nuisance property” ordinances can require eviction when a tenant calls the police too often. In Georgia, Temporary Protective Orders may provide some short-term housing security, but Georgia lacks the broader statutory housing protections for survivors that exist in many other states. Federal VAWA protections exist but are inconsistently enforced. The paucity of affordable housing, transitional housing, and shelter beds makes stable housing even less attainable for survivors.
Atlanta Bar Members: $40
Law Student Members: $5
Law Student Non-Members: $10
Legal Support Staff: $5