Rachel Garland

  • Hosted by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location Philadelphia
  • Law school Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Issue area Domestic Violence, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

I work to prevent the homelessness of domestic violence victims living in subsidized housing. Domestic violence victims living in subsidized housing are particularly vulnerable to homelessness because they lack financial means to find and maintain private housing.  This occurs when they are refused admission to, leave to escape abuse, or are evicted from subsidized housing. I am developing strategies and materials for legal representation, advocacy and outreach under the Violence Against Women Act, which can be replicated nationally.

The Inspiration

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