Facing Housing Barriers: Gender, Evictions, and COVID-19

Date training recorded: Sep 23, 2020
Trainer(s): Mariah Linsday, Carolyn Walker, Rachael Kimball
Sponsoring Organization(s): California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP), Venskus & Associates, A.P.C.


There has been a growing housing crisis in California and the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly exacerbated the barriers many families face when seeking safe, affordable housing. Women are especially vulnerable economically and many are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic, putting them at increased risk of homelessness. This webinar will focus on the intersection of gender discrimination and housing. It will discuss broadly how housing, gender, race, income, violence, and health are interconnected, and the presenters will explain the various laws that impact people’s access to safe, affordable housing. Specifically, the presenters will provide an overview of evictions and the current legal landscape in light of COVID-19. Presenters will additionally address sex discrimination and domestic violence as they show up in housing, highlighting the broader housing protections available to survivors of domestic violence.


Rachael Kimball, Venskus & Associates, A.P.C.
Carolyn Walker, Family Violence Appellate Project
Mariah Lindsay, California Women’s Law Center


MCLE: 0.75 hour elimination of bias

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This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.


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