Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
Sherri L. Boyd
The Department of Housing and Urban Development offers grants to implement and provide housing and trauma-informed, victim-centered services for victims of human trafficking.
Grantees are expected to:
- Expand capacity to serve victims of human trafficking who need stable housing support
- Facilitate and strengthen connections to services and housing support for victims of human trafficking
- Conduct training and public awareness activities for Continuum of Care partners (CoC), Public Housing Agencies, tribal organizations, and other stakeholders to improve their knowledge of human trafficking and ability to identify and respond appropriately to victims
- Identify performance measures and best practices to build an evidence-based process to provide strong service and housing models for victims of human trafficking
- Inform federal, state, and local frameworks and models for collaboration to meet the needs of victims of human trafficking
- Improve outcomes for victims of human trafficking by providing trauma-informed, victim-centered services
- Collect data and participate in evaluation activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives
Continuum of Care partners may include:
- Nonprofit homeless providers
- Victim service providers
- Faith-based organizations
- Public housing agencies
- School districts
- Social service providers
- Mental health agencies
- Affordable housing developers
- Law enforcement
HUD intends to consider the geographic areas of the demonstration communities, including tribal, urban, suburban, and rural.
Eligible applicants include:
- State, county, city, township, and special district governments
- Public, state controlled, and private nonprofit institutions of higher education
- Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
- Public housing authorities and Indian housing authorities
- Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofit organizations having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
- For profit organizations and small businesses
Award ceiling: $1,000,000 for the entire
Award floor: $500,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $13,500,000
Up to $1,000,000 is available for a technical assistance provider that has experience working with human trafficking organizations. HUD expects to select one organization to provide technical assistance to the anticipated 20 selected housing and services program projects.
Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.
The deadline for service applications is October 30, 2019.
The deadline for technical assistance provider applications is August 30, 2019.
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