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Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Response

Award Information

Award #
2020-VT-BX-0051
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Fairbanks
  • Wasilla
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
AK
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Alaska
Status
Open
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. Under this project, Alaska Housing Finance Corporations ’ (AHFC) SAFE-T Program will develop a rural response to human trafficking in Alaska. AHFC will provide match funding and additional housing assistance support to Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living (IAC) in Fairbanks and Mat-Su Youth Housing (MYH) in Wasilla for pilot programs serving adult and youth victims of human trafficking in Alaska. These programs will serve 40 clients annually for three years and provide 40 units of housing. Both communities report high incidents of missing persons, domestic violence and other key indicators that human trafficking is likely to be occurring. Implementing this project to generate performance outcomes and data will be invaluable to the future of policymaking, program development, and service partners to evaluate and address best practices for the state to combat human trafficking. CA/NCF
Date Created: August 4, 2020