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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach Human Trafficking Clients Housing Assistance

Award Information

Award #
2020-VT-BX-0024
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$494,667

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $494,667)

The goal of the FY 2020 Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to support housing assistance for victims of all forms of human trafficking throughout the United States, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this solicitation supports programs that provide 6 to 24 months of transitional housing with support services to victims of human trafficking who are in need of housing as a result of human trafficking. Funding will be provided over a three-year project period. The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc. (CCDPB) Housing Assistance project will provide 6-24 months of housing assistance to victims of human trafficking. Through the already existing TVAP and Bakhita Empowerment Program, which serves victims of human trafficking, CCDPB will provide short-term rental assistance and transitional housing through partners while simultaneously providing voluntary support services with the goal of clients obtaining self-sufficiency. Support services include but are not limited to case management, job development counseling and training, transportation, counseling, immigration legal services to break down barriers to employment for foreign-born clients, and occupational training. Involvement in support services is voluntary and housing assistance is not dependent on client’s participation. The project goal is to provide safe, stable housing to victims of human trafficking and support their self-sufficiency goals. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020