National Alliance for Safe Housing
NASH’s mission is to ensure that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have a full range of safe housing options, through improved access, increased resources, and innovative solutions, ultimately catalyzing a safe housing movement.
Our vision is to create a world where safe housing is a human right shared by everyone.
The National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH) is a national Technical Assistance and Training project launched in 2015, and is a subsidiary of the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH– a local safe housing program in Washington, D.C.).
The public health situation caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can expose individuals experiencing housing insecurity due to domestic and sexual violence to additional dangers. Advocates working in local programs and shelters also face challenges and increased demand as they seek to continue uninterrupted services for survivors.
In response to the request for guidance and resources for emergency preparedness, NASH has created this resource page.
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.
We advance our mission by:
Aligning systems and changing public policy to promote safe housing.
Engaging communities and supporting partnerships to support safe housing.
Advocating for programs and innovative practices to facilitate safe housing.
NASH’s purpose is to shift the culture toward safe housing for survivors, families, and communities.
We reach 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.
Safe Housing Equity™
NASH’s mission success is measured through the development of Safe Housing Equity™ for communities – value created through the establishment of safe housing policies, programs, and best practice outcomes that reduce homelessness for survivors and their families, and ultimately improves community security, safety, and health. NASH’s work enhances the value of communities by reducing the impact of homelessness resulting from domestic or sexual violence and increasing overall well-being.
To request consulting services or for more information, request Technical Assistance below: