August 2018, Volume 7 Issue 02
Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing
HUD and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently launched a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign to combat sexual harassment in housing. When a landlord sexually victimizes a tenant, it’s not only wrong, it’s against the law.
A person’s home should be a safe space – not a place where they fear unwanted sexual advances from someone in power. Through this campaign, HUD and DOJ are reminding housing providers and their tenants that housing-related sexual harassment will not be tolerated. HUD is sharing this video with all public housing agencies across the country and launching a robust social and national media campaign to help victims to report their mistreatment. We are also providing the PSA to our fair housing partners, legal aid organizations, and others to share with their stakeholders and community members.
There is a 60-second video featuring three courageous women who share their traumatic experiences to cast a bright light on this crime. HUD invites you to take a moment to view this important announcement and share it with your partners, stakeholders, and community groups.