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Denying Housing to Survivors of Domestic Violence May Violate Fair Housing Laws

It is hard enough for anyone to find decent affordable housing. Finding housing may be even harder for women who are survivors of domestic violence. Why would this be?

How Immigration Laws Impact Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) was passed. In 2000, Congress expanded VAWA’s and created two new kinds of visas for people who are neither immigrants nor citizens, and are victims of certain crimes of violence.

Landlord Notices of Clear and Present Danger-Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sex Abuse

In Iowa, a landlord can evict a tenant if the landlord feels the tenant is creating a situation which places others in danger. This article explains Iowa's "clear and present danger" law.

Questions and Answers About Domestic Abuse and Protective Orders

These common questions and answers about domestic abuse and protective orders provide a summary of Iowa law.

Teens Rights in Your Dating Relationship

You have many rights in your relationship with your girlfriend or boyfriend, including the right to say no to sex or anything you don?t want to do. You have the right not to be abused.

Teens: The Healthy Relationship Quiz

Take the "Healthy Relationship Quiz" to find out if your relationship is as healthy as you deserve.

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