On April 19, FVAP will be introducing our new Housing & Employment Justice Project to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Victim Services Division. Social workers, victims’ rights advocates and domestic violence counselors are invited to join FVAP Housing & Employment Justice Attorney Jason Hoge 3:00-4:00 p.m. for this presentation at 850 Bryant St. in San Francisco.
More about this project:
Up to 57% of homeless women in the United States report domestic violence as the immediate reason for their homelessness. Over 90%of homeless women have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse, and 38% of domestic violence survivors experience homelessness at some point in their lives.
Our new project seeks to address housing and employment issues that lead survivors of domestic violence to be at greater risk of homelessness. This project is led by the newest member of our legal team, Jason Hoge, FVAP’s Housing & Employment Justice Attorney.
This project will:
- Help survivors overcome housing and employment discrimination they face because of domestic violence they’ve experienced;
- Address employers, landlords, and housing authorities who fail to make reasonable accommodations for survivors;
- Create toolkits and recorded trainings to ensure survivors and service providers know state and federal laws available to protect them;
- Provide direct legal representation to survivors in appellate cases involving employment and housing law issues; and
- Work to make positive changes in California housing and employment laws, policies, and regulations.
- Most importantly, this project is a continuation of FVAP’s commitment to addressing the needs of California’s domestic violence community.
We encourage advocates and attorneys to contact Jason and share information about the most pressing housing, homelessness, and employment issues faced by survivors in your community: firstname.lastname@example.org.