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New VAWA/HOPWA Resources on Addressing the Intersection of HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) is pleased to announce the release of a set of three video recordings that highlight lessons learned and key factors to consider in addressing the intersection of HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV), which includes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

In 2016, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), HUD awarded joint funding to eight demonstration projects across the U.S. to provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who were homeless or in need of housing assistance due to IPV. Learn more about the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAWA/HOPWA) Demonstration Initiative.

The new series of videos document best practices and provide an ongoing training resource for all HOPWA grantees and project sponsors as well as other agencies working with people living with HIV/AIDS and experiencing intimate partner violence. The first two comprise a two-part webinar on key factors to consider in serving persons living with HIV/AIDS who are survivors of IPV. The third is a roundtable discussion between staff representing OHH and three of the demonstration’s sites (Kansas City, MO; New Orleans, LA; and Portland, OR) describing successful approaches to developing effective and collaborative community partnerships to best serve those at the intersection of HIV and IPV. In addition to streaming the video recordings, webinar slides are also available for download.

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