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Webinar: The Intersection of HUD Comparable Databases & Survivor Confidentiality

Policy event

Date: October 18, 2022

Time: 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Price: Free for Partnership Members; $35 for Non-Members

This webinar provides an overview and discussion of HUD-required Comparable Databases, how they differ from HUD HMIS databases, and the intersection of housing data and survivor confidentiality. This webinar will prepare programs to manage HUD COC grants and collaborate with their Continuums of Care in a manner that protects both access to housing and survivor confidentiality. We will also facilitate a discussion about your challenges and innovations around comparable databases, data collection, coordinated entry, and CoC relationships.


D. Fox, Deputy Director, Policy and Practice at the National Network Against Domestic Violence (NNEDV), leads national domestic violence related housing policy and provides technical assistance and training to NNEDV’s coalition membership and their partners as a part of the Domestic Violence Housing and Technical Assistance Consortium. Through NNEDV’s policy work, Debbie was instrumental in working with Congress to fund HUD’s DV/SA $50 million Continuum of Care Bonus Funds.  Debbie has over 25 years in the DV and housing field with a focus on LGBTQIA2S+ inclusivity, racial equity, fundraising, organizational development, nonprofit administration, and domestic violence population-specific housing and economic justice programming.

Alicia Aiken, J.D., Principal, Danu Center for Strategic Advocacy. Alicia Aiken has dedicated 25 years to working within the public and non-profit sectors to further social justice for people living in poverty and surviving violence. Alicia brings a deep understanding of the legal and social services non-profit sector, having spent 15 years as a trial attorney and then a member of the Executive Committee at Legal Aid Chicago, a 150-person legal services program.

Alicia is a Principal at the Danu Center for Strategic Advocacy, and the Director of the Danu Center’s Confidentiality Institute, a national policy and technical assistance project that supports helping professionals to protect privacy for crime victims. Alicia is also the Faculty Fellow for Practising Law Institute’s Interactive Learning Center where she designs innovative programs that teach lawyers to work well with individual clients, and hosts the podcast Pursuing Justice: The Pro Bono Files which tell stories about the work of non-profit and pro bono attorneys nationwide. Alicia regularly strategizes with direct service non-profits, local coalitions, government entities, law firms, and professional organizations on a wide range of issues, including service delivery models, client confidentiality, organizational structure, internal procedures, legal compliance, litigation strategy, policy advocacy, professional development, and distance learning design.

Alicia attended the University of Michigan, where she received a Law degree (’95) and a Bachelor of Arts in English/History (’92). In 2006-2007, Alicia was awarded the Chicago Foundation for Women Founder’s Award, enabling her to study organizational change at Northwestern University, and to undertake a national study of model domestic violence courts. Most recently, she received the American Bar Association’s 2018 Sharon L. Corbitt Award for Exemplary Legal Service to Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking.

Questions? Please contact Christine Smith,

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