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Rapid Rehousing for Underserved Survivors of Human Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Southwest Michigan
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $800,000)

YWCA Kalamazoo’s Rapid Rehousing for Underserved Survivors of Human Trafficking project will address unmet needs of human trafficking survivors as they seek immediate safety and affordable permanent housing. Through this project, YWCA will provide several housing options to meet survivors where they are with the goal of rapid rehousing through a Housing First model, including immediate emergency housing, transitional housing for up to two years, and/or short-term housing assistance to support survivors in realizing permanent housing. This project will specifically build the capacity of partner organizations throughout the state of Michigan to deliver and expand housing options for labor trafficking survivors and chronically homeless survivors (persons homeless for two or more years), and populations who have historically been excluded from safe housing, critical services, and lifelines to safety due to redlining and other discriminatory housing practices through the hiring of a Housing Navigator. Services will be available to survivors of sex and labor trafficking of all gender identities and their non-offending immediate family members who reside in Southwest Michigan or who have been relocated to Southwest Michigan for their safety.

Date Created: September 27, 2022