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urgent appeal from Domestic Violence Committee

From NYWA DV Initiatives Committee: Support DV Housing Options - Sign Petition

Important petition to address dire housing situation of homeless DV
victims.  Please sign petition and also, if you belong to a group or
organization, email to your members, post on your web/social media sites.

From: Catherine Trapani [mailto:ctrapani@newdestinyhousing.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:46 PM
Subject: Sign-on Request - Support DV Housing Options

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, New Destiny Housing will be distributing an open letter to New York's mayoral candidates outlining
several policy recommendations focused on expanding access to and
investments in permanent affordable housing for survivors of domestic
violence and their families.

The Coalition of Domestic Violence Residential Service Provider's Housing
Committee asks for your support by having your organization sign on to
this letter:


With the support within our community and in the weeks leading up to the
election, we then plan to promote the letter on
Change.orga href="https://www.change.org/petitions/support-domestic-violence-survivors-by-implementing-cost-effective-and-proven-policies-that-will-expand-access-to-permanent-affordable-housing-for-survivors-and-their-families-who-are-homeless-or-at-risk-of-homelessness%3E">https://www.change.org/petitions/support-domestic-violence-survivor...;
so that individuals may also join our cause and help elevate the issue to
the attention of the candidates: Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota, Adolfo
Carrion, and Jack Hidary.

The solutions outlined in the letter are drawn from the 2007 Taskforce on
Domestic Violence and Permanent Housing's recommendations and are
consistent with the Coalition of Domestic Violence Residential Service
Providers' platform as well as the DV related planks within the United to
End Homelessness platform.  We are calling for:

·         The reinstatement of a rental subsidy program;

·         Low-cost technical fixes to expand access to existing housing
for survivors (HPD, NYCHA Public Housing, other homeless resources);

·         Modest investments in permanent affordable housing (such as
access to supportive housing); and

·         New initiatives, including prescreening of shelter residents for
housing and a rapid re-housing program.

Together we can amplify our voices and bring public attention to domestic violence and the need for permanent affordable housing, while providing the next mayor with effective and widely supported policy changes that will have an immediate impact on these issues.


Thank you for your support and feel free to share this letter with your

catherine trapani
housinglink director

new destiny housing

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