NFHTA is pleased to release the latest edition of the NFHTA Digest!
The October edition includes:
- Highlights and Materials from the October National Fair Housing Forum
- Interview with Karlo Ng, Director on Gender-based Violence Prevention and Equity, Office of the Secretary, HUD
- Pro Tips for Navigating Sensitive Investigations
- Upcoming NFHTA Courses, Forums, and Other HUD-funded Events
Understanding Survivors' Experiences
Survivors experiences with and responses to violence are informed by their backgrounds and unique circumstances. Using first-person narratives, an intersectional lens, and current research on trauma and mental health, the October National Fair Housing Forum: Violence Against Women Act, Part 1: Understanding Survivors' Experiences established a foundation upon which participants built their own knowledge and cultural competencies when working with survivors.
The forum included the diverse perspectives of experts in the field, a survivor advocate with lived experience, HUD leadership, and someone from the Biden-Harris Administration.
If you missed out on the October discussion, you can now view all the materials!
We recommend you watch this insightful discussion with experts in the field so you can:
- Understand the basic dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking using an intersectional lens
- Understand the unique needs of those experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
- Learn how to support survivors
Fair Housing Voices: Karlo Ng
Karlo Ng is the Director on Gender-based Violence Prevention and Equity in HUD’s Office of the Secretary. In this capacity, Karlo serves as a senior advisor on policy matters involving gender-based violence to Secretary Marcia Fudge. Previously, Karlo was the Director of Legal Initiatives at the National Alliance for Safe Housing where she focused on legal and policy strategies to ensure safe shelter and housing for gender-based violence survivors. Karlo has an extensive background in advocating for survivors’ housing protections as well as providing national technical assistance and training on issues impacting the rights of survivors and immigrants in the federal housing programs. She also has litigated impact cases under the Fair Housing Act and related civil rights laws. Karlo is an immigrant who grew up in public housing in Boston.
Now, let’s learn more about Karlo:
What led you to pursue gender-based violence prevention work?
How do you see your work as the Director of Gender-based Violence Prevention and Equity intersecting with fair housing work?
What is the most satisfying part of the work you do?
What is one piece of advice you have for a new practitioner working in civil rights?
What is the most emergent issue that you see within housing and gender-based violence?
Pro Tips for FHIPs and FHAPs: Navigating Sensitive Investigations
Collecting information for an investigation requires asking in-depth and probing questions. This process may mean that the client will need to disclose sensitive and/or deeply personal experiences, which can be uncomfortable for both parties. Approaching those interactions with intention and respect is crucial and can help mitigate triggering trauma or distress associated with their experience.
Here are some suggestions for navigating sensitive investigations:
Other HUD-Funded Events
November 3, 2022 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM ET
This webinar will provide updated information regarding Private Enforcement Initiative, Fair Housing Organizations Initiative and the Education and Outreach Initiative. It will also include information that will be applicable to new and existing grantees.