Lawmakers consider housing protections for domestic violence victims

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The Lenexa pastry chef had just quit her job and launched a new business when she was assaulted by her husband last fall.

She left her apartment and took refuge in a local motel to escape the abuse.

With little time and money, there were few options available as she tried negotiating her way out of a lease.

She could remain in the apartment where she would not only live with a daily reminder of the trauma, but would still be vulnerable to more abuse from her husband.

Or she could relocate within the complex, pay a $300 transfer fee . . .

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