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Chicanos Por La Causa Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $390,721)

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 proposed program will identify and serve nine (9) victims of human trafficking (sex and/or labor) during the course of the 3-year grant period. The project will place victims in transitional housing in the Phoenix MSA, using a scattered-site model with landlord-tenant relationships. Studio to three bedroom units will be available at locations throughout the Phoenix to meet the needs of victims. Once a suitable unit is located, the Case Manager will assist the participant (and dependents if present) transition into the unit, provide financial assistance with rent and other housing-related expenses (e.g., security/utility deposits), provide a “Welcome Home Box” with basic household necessities, and offer case management and supportive services as desired by the client and her/his dependents throughout the transitional housing period (6-24 months) and, on a more limited basis, once the client has transitioned to permanent housing. The Case Manager will also work with property owners and property managers to ensure participants’ safety needs are met in accordance with their safety plans. During the transitional housing period, the client will hold the lease in their own name (if possible) to build credit and rental history, and rental subsidy will be paid directly to the landlord or property manager. The Case Manager will help survivors assess needs, set goals, create independent living and individual employment plans (ILP and IEP), and connect to a comprehensive range of services available internally or through well-developed partnerships, with warm handoffs and follow-ups. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020