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Doors to Freedom Housing Project

Award Information

Award #
2020-VT-BX-0073
Areas Served
States Served
SC
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
South Carolina
Congressional District
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. Doors to Freedom will provide a transitional home for female survivors of sex trafficking 17 to 21 years of age. The five bedroom home will be licensed by the Department of Social Services and house up to five females. The minimum length of stay is 6 months and the maximum length of stay is 24 months. Doors to Freedom will continue to provide follow-up support services for trafficking survivors who secure permanent housing up to 3 months after leaving the transitional home. Doors to freedom will provide short-term housing assistance for female survivors of sex trafficking. The project will offer financial assistance (e.g. security deposits, utility assistance, relocation costs, etc.) for at least 6 months and no more than 24 months to assist survivors in securing permanent housing. The project will serve, at a minimum, 20 survivors a year. Supportive services will include case management, education, advocacy, health care, music therapy, legal assistance, transportation, and follow-up services up to 3 months CA/NCF
Date Created: August 4, 2020