National Alliance for Safe Housing
Our mission is to create a culture where safe housing is a right shared by everyone, through improved access, increased resources, and innovative solutions for survivors of violence.
Our main goal is to ensure that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have access to a full range of housing options as they seek to establish homes that are safe and independent from abuse through the provision of training and technical assistance.
National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH) is the national training and technical assistance program of the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH).
NASH was established to ensure that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have access to a full range of housing options. Remarkable work is being done by so many homeless and survivor services providers around the country. The challenge these organizations face today is how to provide safe housing and services to the many survivors who are in desperate need and in danger of falling through the cracks. NASH intends to fill this breach through collaborative efforts to help survivors rebuild their lives safely and free from violence and abuse.
NASH employs a four-tiered strategy toward this end:
1) Preempt the need for shelter for survivors who can maintain safe housing independently.
2) Increase safe housing options and availability for survivors.
3) Ensure access and safety for survivors across the housing spectrum.
4) Promote the development of affordable, permanent safe housing.
NASH reaches a broad audience of stakeholders including domestic violence, sexual assault, and survivor-specific housing programs, as well as housing and homeless service providers and homeless Continuums of Care. Through training, technical assistance, policy development, research, and advocacy, NASH’s work focuses on local-level solutions, with support to community, municipal, state, and federal entities to facilitate success.