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Anti-Human Trafficking Housing Program

Award Information

Award #
2020-VT-BX-0046
Location
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$368,130

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $368,130)

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. Transitions Family Violence Services (TFVS), in partnership with the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force, will implement a housing intervention and comprehensive services for survivors of sex, labor, and human trafficking on the Virginia Peninsula, comprised of Hampton, Newport News, York, and Poquoson. TFVS will lease two apartments to provide 10 survivors and their families’ transitional housing services for up to 24 months or short-term housing assistance for up to 3 months. The program will also provide limited financial assistance for housing related legal services and three months of follow-up services. TFVS utilizes an integrated trauma-informed, harm reduction, housing first approach to offer survivors and their families voluntary, cultural responsive, low barrier comprehensive services. Survivors of human trafficking participating in the TFVS Antihuman Trafficking Housing Services Program will be offered services, support, and referrals to assist in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing to include: emergency, transitional, and permanent housing services; mental and physical healthcare; supportive employment services and workforce training; community resources to assist in obtaining food, clothing, hygiene; and other needs as prioritized and expressed by the survivor. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020