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HUD No. 23-232
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October 5, 2023

Statement from HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

As Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month kicks off, HUD restates its commitment to ensuring safe and affordable housing for survivors

WASHINGTON - President Biden has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. As part of the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and support survivors of gender-based violence in accessing and maintaining safe and affordable housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) continues to provide funding to grantees and resources for survivors. Read HUD’s Fact Sheet for more information about HUD’s recent work on preventing gender-based violence.

Today, Marcia L. Fudge, the 18th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the following statement:

“No community is immune to domestic violence and gender-based violence. It is incumbent on us in the federal government to make resources for survivors and families easy to navigate in a sensitive time.”

“At HUD, we are committed to ensuring that those who experience sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking have immediate access to safe, stable, and affordable housing and do not lose their housing because of the violence.”

“Under the Biden-Harris Administration, HUD is taking historic action in service of survivors, including our recent announcement regarding steps we look to take to further protect people under the Violence Against Women Act. On all fronts, HUD is working to create resources and develop policies that address the diverse housing needs of survivors and their families. This month, and every month, we remain committed to offering protection, sharing information, and doing everything in our power to ensure people experiencing gender-based violence and domestic violence can stay safe and out of harm's way.”


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