U. S. National Sexual Assault Organizations Launch Housing Survey

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, in partnership with the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the Victim Rights Law Center, and the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault, is conducting a survey of advocates and attorneys throughout the United States to better understand the Public and Section 8 housing problems or barriers for sexual violence victims and survivors. Responses will help to inform public policy and practices in the housing arena.

Defining sexual violence:
For the sake of this survey, we would like to know more about sexual violence that occurs outside of an intimate partner relationship. Therefore, when responding, please have the following continuum of non-intimate partner sexual violence in mind: rape, sexual assault, incest, child sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, exposure, voyeurism, and any other unwanted sexual contact that occurs outside of an intimate partner relationship.

Responding to the survey:
This survey should take you approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete. Please answer the questions that you can in as much detail as possible (no identifying information please).

If you are including information about multiple clients, please differentiate between their various experiences throughout your responses by delineating Client 1, Client 2, Client 3, and so on. For example, when responding to a question about multiple cases, include something like, "Client 1 struggled with housing as follows...Client 2 had the following experience..."

Please complete this survey by July 20, 2010.
Access the Advocate Survey.

Assess the Attorney Survey.

Helping with circulation:
Please help us get the word out about this survey and forward it to anyone you feel will have input on the needs of sexual violence victims and survivors within the housing arena.

We greatly appreciate your time and insight on the questions that follow. Please contact us with any questions or comments.

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