Many times, leaving an abusive relationship means leaving a place of residence. It is not surprising that a major barrier to leaving is housing. As a domestic violence survivor, you may face many challenges in the area of housing. Our Housing and Economic Support Specialist can assist you by providing information to help you understand general housing options and determine how much rent you can afford; sharing a list of available housing units in your price range; and make referrals to shelter and housing location services.
- The Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors in Public and Subsidized Housing*
- Housing Discrimination and Domestic Violence*
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5730 or TTY 711.
Economic abuse impacts the lives of many victims of domestic violence. A primary reason someone may return to their abuser is because they do not have the relevant job skills or training to earn an adequate income. Economic Education classes address the financial challenges of achieving self-sufficiency. Contact our Housing and Economic Specialist at 703-246-4573 and learn how to:
- Open a bank account
- Develop and maintain a budget
- Understand and read your credit report
- Repair your credit
- Apply for rental and household assistance
For additional economic support, please check out Purple Purse for domestic violence survivors.