2020 National Conference on Safe Housing: Addressing the Housing Needs of Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
The 2020 National Conference on Safe Housing will be the first platform of its kind to focus particularly on safe housing solutions for survivors, communities of color, and marginalized populations who face disparities in safe housing options. It will also create an interdisciplinary space for up to 300 providers and advocates from across the country to convene for 2½ days of peer-to-peer dialogue, capacity and knowledge building, and organizing around safe housing for survivors. Researchers and policymakers will be invited to present ongoing areas of advocacy and evidence-based approaches that support community-level efforts. In addition, the forum will enable the creation of a national agenda for safe housing to improve systems and community-level responses in ways that are both comprehensive and equitable to all survivors.
The Conference Planning Team is comprised of a coalition representing national-level organizations working on domestic violence (DV), sexual assault (SA), housing, and homelessness. This esteemed group of advocates collectively considered, developed, and determined the goals of the conference and all of its associated elements.