Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $750,000)
Camillus House, located in Miami-Date County, Florida, will provide transitional housing and program expansion to short-term rental assistance using a rapid-rehousing model of deescalating support. Transitional housing will provide 16 beds of low demand supportive services designed to be victim-oriented and trauma-informed to address individual needs of trafficking victims with services for up to six months (extended as needed) for approximately 40 persons each year. Post transitional housing, clients will receive short-term rental assistance utilizing a rapid-rehousing model of deescalating rental support for a period of 6 months (extended as needed). Housing navigation services will find and secure units through negotiations with landlords, in keeping with client choice. Clients will be supported with first and last month’s rent and security deposit as well as move-in expenses.