Access to Transitional and Emergency Housing for Immigrant Crime Victims [pdf]

Immigrant victims of domestic violence and child abuse, abandoned, or neglected children and the homeless, including victims of sexual assault at risk of homelessness are entitled to both emergency housing and transitional housing, without regard to their immigration status. However, research has found that immigrant victims are turned away from transitional housing at very high rates. In many instances, advocates and attorneys working with immigrant survivors were/are not aware that battered immigrants and immigrant sexual assault victims are eligible for transitional housing.