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Safe and Stable Housing for Intimate Partner Violence Survivors, Maryland, 2019-2020

NCJ Number
American Journal of Public Health Volume: 112 Issue: 6 Dated: 2022 Pages: 865-870
Michele R. Decker; Karen Trister Grace; Charvonne N. Holliday; Kristin G. Bevilacqua; Arshdeep Kaur; Janice Miller
Date Published
6 pages

This publication evaluates on-site transitional housing and community-based rapid rehousing for those made homeless by intimate partner violence (IPV).


House of Ruth Maryland, a comprehensive intimate partner violence (IPV) service provider, found that housing supports through an IPV service provider advanced the dual goals of safety and housing stability for IPV survivors. Safe, affordable housing is an IPV prevention strategy. Individuals made homeless because of intimate partner violence (IPV) have unique needs for safe, affordable housing. House of Ruth’s academic‒practitioner partnership conducted a prospective, quasi-experimental evaluation (n = 70) of on-site transitional housing and community-based rapid rehousing to meet the safety and stability needs of individuals made homeless because of IPV. By 6-month follow-up, both IPV revictimization and housing instability significantly improved (P < .001). (Published Abstract Provided)