Women* who have experienced domestic violence and seek protection and help in Berlin women’s shelters, shelters or counselling centres urgently needtheir own, non-violent living space. A variety of problems in the context of the violence experienced make it considerably more difficult to find accommodation. Many women* are socially isolated, have temporarily lost their jobs or ability to work, are partly in debt or have poor health. The receipt of transfer payments can lead to additional stigmatisation. Single women and single mothers*, especially women* with several children or women* with a history of flight or migration are sometimes exposed to prejudice or racial discrimination when looking for accommodation.