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Nominees for Tribal Task Force |  Keeping Housing Both Safe and Fair

Seeking Nominees for Tribal Task Force 

OVW is seeking nominations for members of the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women. The Task Force helps implement a program of research. The members provide feedback on the program's priorities, design strategies, research and evaluation protocol, and finding from studies conducted to date. Nominees must be from tribal governments, tribal domestic violence and sexual assault nonprofits, or national tribal organizations.   

Read the letter requesting nominations Nominations are due November 14.

Keeping Housing Both Safe and Fair: Webinars

Nuisance Abatement, Fair Housing and Data, November 16, 2016

In this webinar, experts discussed the impact and enforcement of nuisance abatement ordinances, crime-free housing ordinances and crime-free housing programs. Chief of Police Mark Talbot of Norristown, Pennsylvania, shared Norristown’s experience with nuisance abatement ordinances and how the city reduced crime by replacing their nuisance abatement ordinance with a data-driven approach to policing.

Part 1:  Overview of the impact of nuisance abatement ordinances on victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations  

Part 2:  Review of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's “Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Enforcement of Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Other Crime Victims, and Others Who Require Police or Other Emergency Services,” with an emphasis on what law enforcement and local officials need to know about the implementation and enforcement or ordinances 

Part 3: Overview of Norristown, Pennsylvania’s, experience with nuisance abatement ordinances and how the city reduced crime when it replaced its nuisance ordinances with a data-driven approach to policing. 15 minutes. Presentation by Mark Talbot, Chief of Police, Norristown (Pennsylvania) Police Department  

♦ Download the Presentations (PDF)   Read HUD’s press release 

Using New Guidance About Fair Housing to Keep DV Victims Safe October 20, 2016

In this webinar, experts explained new federal guidance designed to help families continue to live in safe housing and the unintendede consequences of nuisance abatement and crime-ree housing orginances.

Part 1: The impact of nuisance abatement ordinances and crime-free housing programs on victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations

Part 2:  Review of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's “Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Enforcement of Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Other Crime Victims, and Others Who Require Police or Other Emergency Services” 

Part 3: An overview of HUD’s complaint process 

♦ Download the Presentations (PDF)  Read HUD's press release 

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Updated October 12, 2017