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Transitional Housing for Victims of Human Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Alameda County
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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, $499,998)

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. Covenant House California (CHC) will serve youth who are experiencing homelessness and human trafficking throughout Alameda County, CA. This project will serve a minimum of 10 short-term housing assistance participants and 4 transitional housing participants. Every program participant will receive access to a full continuum of support services that have been developed to meet the needs of the vulnerable population of developing youth. The majority of the supportive services are offered in-house, which removes significant transportation, administrative, and safety barriers. CHC’s services are comprehensive in nature, evidence-based, and demonstrate fidelity to nationally recognized best practices like Positive Youth Development, which creates an environment of strength-based encouragement as opposed to punitive disincentives. The Positive Youth Development approach consists of two elements: 1) endowing the youth themselves with partnership status in planning the services, and 2) the utilization of peer workers/tutors/mentors in every aspect of service delivery, oversight, and evaluation components of the program. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020