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Housing Assistance & Support Services for Trafficking Victims

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $499,980)

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 Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation (RCHP-AHC), a non-profit housing and social services organization in central New Jersey, will serve low-income populations – including refugees, asylum seekers – to create and implement a comprehensive housing assistance and service program to specifically serve victims of human trafficking. RCHP-AHC will provide housing rental assistance and comprehensive support services to 30 victims of trafficking over the three-year grant period. RCHP-AHC is a “housing first” organization, operating from the belief that in order to address any of the issues that prevent people from thriving, they must first have stable, safe housing. This program will allow RCHP-AHC to house trafficking victims in safe, well-resourced neighborhoods where they can begin, with supportive services delivered by skilled and caring staff members and project partners, to rebuild their lives. Supportive services will include: access to basic need such as food, clothing, and household goods; ESL assessment, tutoring, and classes; access to linguistically and culturally competent mental health services; case management services; employment services, educational opportunities, and job training; connection with legal services for pursuit of immigration relief and preparation to apply for legal status; assistance with transportation and childcare; health needs including medical, dental, vision, and mental health care; and obtaining of identification documents. CA/NCF
Date Created: August 4, 2020