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Six Tips for Housing Advocates From a State Lawmaker

Six Tips for Housing Advocates From a State Lawmaker

Rep. June Robinson (right) talks with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance's Director of Policy and Advocacy, Michele Thomas. Image from the Housing Alliance.

Rep. June Robinson of the 38th District was a freshman lawmaker this year, but she's a longtime champion of policies that will help end homelessness. She gave great advice for communicating with legislators today on a conference call hosted by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. Don't miss our takeaways from the call!

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Domestic Violence Housing First Project Gives Survivors Freedom to Choose How to Rebuild Their Lives

Domestic Violence Housing First Project Gives Survivors Freedom to Choose How to Rebuild Their Lives

When guest blogger Kendra Gritsch thinks of home, she thinks of safety, security, love, and her cat, Miso. For some families, though, home is an unsafe and scary place. And for many women experiencing domestic violence, home is a reason to stay in an abusive relationship. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children, as victims are often faced with the decision between two dangerous situations: abuse or homelessness. Kendra shares how her organization, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, collaborates with service providers like the YWCA of Kitsap County to help survivors avoid homelessness and begin rebuilding their lives. 

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