Accessing Safe Housing & Leaving Unsafe Spaces
Join us on Monday February 27 and Tuesday February 28 from 9-12 for a workshop on overcoming barriers to accessing safe housing for survivors of domestic violence. We’ll cover legal protections for survivors, including the Safe Homes Act, Consumer Fraud Act, Fair Housing Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The workshop will offer practical guidance, drafting examples, and troubleshooting common problems related to leaving unsafe housing–including best practices for terminating lease agreements, getting security deposits back, and avoiding eviction–and accessing safe housing–including applying to subsidized housing and overcoming barriers related to credit reports, criminal history, or eviction records. This workshop will be conducted by Jaclyn Zarack Koriath of The Network and Ernie Gordon and Rae Sansonetti from Legal Aid Chicago. We hope you’ll join us!