Lack of affordable housing is one of the most common reasons why domestic violence victims stay with their abusers. While local shelters aim to provide a safe refuge for those escaping abuse, high housing costs in the Washington region make it difficult to accommodate everyone in need of a bed. Kojo sits down with two experts to explore how a lack of affordable housing makes our region less safe for victims of domestic abuse.


  • Karma Cottman Executive Director, D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Keiyauna Stanley Director of Resident Services, The Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County

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