[pdf] NNEDV Part I Transitional Housing and Other Services Necessary to Protect Life and Safety PowerPoint Presentation (+)

maintaining safe and affordable housing. Although immigrant survivors are legally eligible to access a wide range of programs and services that are necessary to protect life and safety without regard to their immigration status, many face difficulties accessing these essential services, including transitional housing.  This webinar will be the first in a three part webinar […]

[pdf] The Impact of Transitional Housing on Public Charge (October 12, 2020) (+)

This publication discusses why immigrant victims’ access to transitional housing and emergency shelter do not create issues with the public charge ground of inadmissibility. It discusses the definition of public charge, the types of programs and services that fall within the “public benefits” definition under the 2020 public charge rule and federal statutes, and how transitional housing does not fall within the definition of public benefits. It is crucial that victim advocates, attorneys, police, prosecutors, courts and other service providers working with immigrant victims are able to accurately identify who may be affected by the 2020 public charge rule and which public benefits are included in the 2020 regulation’s definition of public charge.

*Access to Public and Assisted Housing VAWA Self-Petitioners (October 2022)

January 26, 2017 (Update 2022) As a key part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress in 1996 and 2003, battered immigrant spouses and children abused by their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouses or parents who had filed applications for immigration relief under VAWA have access to public and assisted […]