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Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in Oklahoma City

Award Information

Award #
2020-VT-BX-0040
Areas Served
States Served
OK
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Oklahoma
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$500,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $500,000)

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 Housing Assistance Program (HAP) will address the problem of human trafficking victims needing short-tern housing and support as they transition into finding permanent housing and getting on their feet for an autonomous future. The HAP will provide short-term housing assistance, including rental and utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses, such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing. Short-term housing assistance will be offered for at least 6 months and no more than 24 months and will help victims transition into permanent housing. The project-funded Housing Navigator will provide housing-focused case management services utilizing the evidence-based best practices of trauma-informed care and participant-driven services. While assisting participants in their search for housing, interpreting leases, and understanding tenant rights/responsibilities, the Housing Navigator will act as a liaison with the landlord. The Housing Navigator will utilize an assessment and a housing search/choice checklist with victims to identify tenant barriers and needs to assist in locating appropriate housing. The HAP anticipates fifty-two total participants—victims of human trafficking and their dependents—over the grant period. CA/NCF
Date Created: August 4, 2020