- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire has introduced a bill to provide housing protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The bill would not allow survivors to be evicted or otherwise denied access to housing for being victims of those crimes.

According to a survey by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, of 76 legal and social service providers who handle evictions and housing denials, more than 10 percent of all evictions and more than 25 percent of housing denials involved victims of domestic violence because of the crimes committed against them. Many are women.

Shaheen, a Democrat, says it’s unconscionable that women are removed from their homes and face repeated discrimination simply because of the heinous crimes committed against them.

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