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Housing & Domestic Violence



ARTICLES

Nuisance Ordinances & Domestic Violence: Resources
Information on local nuisance ordinances and how they affect victims of domestic violence. Read More

2015 Policy Wrap Up: Domestic Violence
Selected domestic violence-specific or related bills which successfully navigated both houses of the legislature this session. Read More

2010 Domestic Violence Legislative Update
The following is a summary of this session’s domestic violence related bills that passed both houses of the New York State Legislature or were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. Read More


Housing & Domestic Violence: Articles



IN THE NEWS

Domestic Violence and Legal Advocacy Groups Applaud Federal Guidance to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence
Empire Justice Center and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) applaud new guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on current nuisance ordinance laws. Read More

The Way You Can Be Punished for Calling 911
People typically call 9-1-1 when they're in trouble: a fire, an attack, a burglary, a health emergency. But in cities across the U.S., there are local laws that can get people evicted for contacting emergency services “too many times” during a certain period of time. Read More




POLICY ADVOCACY

Joint Memo of Support: Preserve the Right to Call 911
No victim of domestic violence or other person threatened with a crime in New York should be afraid to access police or emergency assistance because doing so may jeopardize their housing. Nevertheless, numerous municipalities throughout New York have passed local laws, so called “nuisance ordinances,” that have this precise result. Read More

Joint Letter of Support: Pass Legislation to Protect Crime and Domestic Violence Victims!
In New York State, and nationwide, no victim of domestic violence or other person threatened with a crime should be afraid to access police or emergency assistance because doing so may jeopardize their housing. Read More