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Second Stories Housing Assistance Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Detroit
  • Highland Park
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.
Congressional District
Past Project Period End Date
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $499,972)

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 Ruth Ellis Center (REC) will provide 8 units of housing per year, for 24 units of housing during the 3-year grant period. The number of units will be a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units depending on the specific individuals participating in the project. The primary geographical context for the work of REC is Detroit and Highland Park, Michigan. REC proposes to serve between 8-12 survivors of human trafficking per year, dependent on the length of stay for each program participant. A total of 24-36 survivors will be served during the three-year grant period. In addition to housing, REC will provide intensive Case Management services to program participants. Case Manager activities include: building relationships with landlords and property managers, coordinating care among all partners/resources; conducting intakes & needs assessments; orienting youth to the housing project and REC’s other services, creating collaborative individualized plans of service (IPOS); documenting and maintaining contact, problem solving, and reporting on outcomes; and providing follow-up services. In addition, program participants will have access to REC’s Drop-In Center (provides basic needs services such as showers, laundry, food pantry), Health and Wellness Center (provides behavioral and medical health services), and Trans Peace Programming (holistic health services for transgender women). CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020