The Louisiana state legislature passed a new bill to help protect victims of domestic violence from homelessness. The bill expands federal housing protections “against discrimination and eviction” to include women living in any type of rental housing, including unsubsidized rental properties. Approximately one third to one half of women in Louisiana shelters lacked housing after fleeing domestic abuse, according to the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Compiled from: Woodward, Alex, Louisiana bill to enhance protections for domestic violence victims hinges on Gov. Jindal’s signature, Gambit (June 15, 2015).
Please see the United States country page and the Domestic Violence and Housing section of this website.
The Advocates for Human Rights Site Map About the Site
330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401 USA Phone: (612) 341-3302 Fax: (612) 341-2971 Email: email@example.com
Although Stop Violence Against Women endeavors to provide useful and accurate information, Stop Violence Against Women does not warrant the accuracy of the materials provided. Accordingly, this Web Site and its information are provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose, or non-infringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. We reserve the right to make improvements and/or changes in the format and/or content of the information contained on the Web Site without notice.This information is provided with the understanding that Stop Violence Against Women and its partners are not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.
Copyright © 2010 The Advocates for Human Rights. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to use this material for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution to The Advocates for Human Rights.