This program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. Recipients must design supportive services, which can include legal assistance.
Under the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI), non-profits are funded to investigate violations and obtain enforcements of rights under the Fair Housing Act or state and local laws, which often includes legal counseling and representation. Education about rights, investigating, and obtaining enforcement of rights are inherently legal in nature. This is the FY19 solicitation.
Under the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI), legal aid organizations can develop educational advertising campaigns, develop and distribute materials, and conduct workshops, conferences, seminars, etc. to inform the public about their rights and responsibilities as it relates to the Fair Housing Act. Education about rights, investigating, and obtaining enforcement of rights are inherently legal in nature. This is the FY19 solicitation.
The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Special consideration is given to projects in rural areas. Legal aid is an eligible applicant and to subgrant.
The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Legal aid organizations are able to subgrant from eligible applicants.
The program supports: (1) transitional housing; (2) short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses. Projects must also include support services (legal aid is eligible) designed to enable victims of human trafficking and any dependents to locate and secure permanent housing and find employment. There is express language for legal aid.
This program seeks to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and support projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas. This program encourages collaboration to overcome the problems of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in rural communities. There is express language for legal aid.
This program is designed to enhance law enforcement responses, targeted responses to sexual assault, coordinated community responses, enhanced prosecution responses, and improved judicial handling of cases. There is express language for legal services and advocacy (though activities are restricted).
This program is designed to support the development and implementation of outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations and to provide victim services to those victims. Applicants are encouraged to address stalking and propose projects in rural communities.
Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) is designed to increase the availability of legal assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in matters related to or arising out of violence. The goal of this program is to develop innovative and collaborative projects that provide quality representation to victims.