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Transitional Housing for Human Trafficking Victims

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $481,843)

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. Chests of Hope, a victim service provider located in Tracy, will provide safe, long-term transitional housing along with case management, supportive services, and permanent housing location assistance to victims escaping trafficking. The City of Tracy is known for being home to the “Tracy Triangle,” an intersection of major freeways that serve as a key Human Trafficking route connecting the San Jose / San Francisco Bay Area with the Central Valley (Stockton and Sacramento), in the southern portion of San Joaquin County, CA. Chest of Hope uses a trauma informed victim-centric approach that is designed to empower victims and create hope. The project will be able to serve 27-30 human trafficking victims and their families over the three years of the grant. Victims will have all basic needs met, including housing, free of charge, and will be paired with case managers, who can connect the victims with available safety net programs, financial resources, and housing location assistance to help create permanent stability and positive outcomes. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020