U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
The Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking program will provide funds for crisis housing, host homes, and rapid rehousing to organizations that prioritize housing and trauma-informed, victim-centered services to victims of human trafficking. Organizations awarded program funds must work with other organizations (e.g., homeless) to train on how to identify victims of human trafficking and to connect these victims to appropriate housing and services while ensuring confidentiality and safety. When a victim of human trafficking presents at a coordinated entry location, emergency shelter, or other location that assists persons defined as homeless, those locations or organizations should be able to properly assess immediate safety needs and connect the victim to appropriate housing and services.
For technical assistance, the successful applicant must have knowledge and have worked with or is currently working with other organizations that provide assistance in the human trafficking arena.
Amount: Approximately $14,500,000 is available to be divided as follows for a performance period of 36 months:
- Up to $13,500,000 is available under the housing and trauma-informed, client-centered program activities to select approximately 20 projects. Awards will range from $500,000-$600,000.
- Up to $1,000,000 is available for a technical assistance provider that has experience working with human trafficking organizations. One organization will be selected to provide technical assistance to the anticipated 20 selected housing and services program projects.
Eligibility: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, private institutions of higher education, for profit organizations, and small businesses.
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