Special Series: Understanding the Cycle of Housing Insecurity for Marginalized Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence


This paper summarizes findings from a community-based participatory research study conducted in collaboration with survivors from marginalized communities. The cycle of housing insecurity model presented in this paper draws attention to survivors’ barriers in getting and keeping housing. Many of these barriers remain unacknowledged and under-addressed by traditional housing and domestic violence/sexual violence/ human trafficking (DV/SV/HT) services. Recommendations are offered to counter these experiences through improved program services, policy implementation, and public awareness. 

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