Statewide Virtual Meeting Mon Sep 27: Domestic Violence: How to Support Renters who are Survivors

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09/27/2021 10:19 PM - 09/27/2021 10:19 PM

This presentation will advise landlords on how to support survivors of domestic violence, both current and prospective renters. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than ten million men and women are physically abused by their intimate partner each year in the US. We will cover this subject in- depth with a focus on rental property operations:

  • Brief overview of domestic violence
    • What does it mean?
    • What are the impacts? How many of us are affected?
  • What signs indicate an intervention may be required?
  • What happens if a landlord doesn't act?
  • What can and should a landlord do?
  • How can you support a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault?
  • Can you lock out one renter to protect another?

Domestic violence and sexual assault are never the survivor's fault, but the survivor is often the one who suffers the legal and housing consequences. Landlords may feel the need to file a for-cause eviction to keep the peace with neighboring residents. This is far from the optimal course of action for all concerned.

Attendees will leave knowing how to discuss domestic violence with current and prospective renters and which actions to take to ensure safe and healthy housing for all residents. Even if you do not currently have a renter who is a survivor of domestic violence, this training will prepare you to recognize the signs and act when needed.

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Amanda Mattingly is ICAPP Supervisor of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts

Part of this event will be presented by Amanda Mattingly. Amanda is the ICAPP Supervisor for the Domestic Violence Services (DVS) department at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. In her role supervising ICAPP, which stands for Intensive Co- Assessment Planning Process, Amanda works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence who are experiencing housing instability using a trauma informed social justice lens and wellbeing orientation. In addition, Amanda works on the DVS training team to train staff and community members on domestic violence, advocacy, and vicarious trauma. Amanda also sits on the Worcester Domestic Violence High Risk Team, the Housing Stability and Self-Sufficiency Sub-Committee of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and regularly attends community meetings such as the Coordinated Community Response Network (CCRN) and Continuum of Care (COC). The YWCA of Central MA serves most of Worcester County and some of Middlesex County. Amanda's presentation will be relevant to landlords across the state, as all regions are served by similar programs.

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Patrick Sullivan of Obtainable Sobriety will moderate networking time.
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Dana Fogg will moderate networking time.
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Networking time will be co-moderated by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a different perspective which he applies to real estate. He became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol treatment centers.

Networking time will be co-moderated by Dana Fogg. Dana started his rental business in 1994 with his first Multifamily in Watertown. Since then, Dana and his wife have purchased and sold rental properties around the Metro West area. They now have 9 Units in Watertown and Marlborough. Dana is the Vice President of the Metro West Property Owners Association.

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Monday, Sep 27th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm Business Update
  • 6:00pm Domestic Violence
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

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