Evicting the Abused: “Crime Free Housing” in the U.S.

Link to the New York Times: "911 Calls Can Bring Eviction"
Link to the New York Times: “911 Calls Can Bring Eviction”

Towns and cities in America are adopting ordinances which threaten the safety of domestic violence victims. Women are being forced to choose between having a place to live and seeking emergency service help. The laws reinforce victim blaming:

“The problem with these ordinances is that they turn victims of crime who are pleading for emergency assistance into ‘nuisances’ in the eyes of the city. They limit people’s ability to seek help from police and punish victims for criminal activity committed against them.”

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