Domestic Violence Survivor Achieves Policy Changes at Michigan Management Company

Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, Vol. 43, p. 80, May-June 2009

6 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2011

Date Written: May-June 2009

Abstract

In recent years Congress and a small number of states have begun to recognize and codify housing rights for domestic violence victims. However, most tenants in the United States are not covered by laws or policies that expressly prohibit eviction based on violence perpetrated against them. The case of Tanica Lewis, a domestic violence survivor, illustrates how fair housing laws can be used to create new policies that overcome these statutory gaps. The settlement of her case compelled the adoption of a housing policy that incorporates protections beyond those in federal and state law and that affirmatively supports housing stability for victims of violence.

Keywords: domestic violence, housing, civil rights, litigation

Suggested Citation

Park, Sandra S., Domestic Violence Survivor Achieves Policy Changes at Michigan Management Company (May-June 2009). Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, Vol. 43, p. 80, May-June 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1740722

Sandra S. Park (Contact Author)

ACLU Women's Rights Project ( email )

125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
United States

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