Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Members Announce More Than $500,000 in Housing Assistance for Survivors of Human Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Baltimore Congressional Delegation in announcing $500,000 in federal funding to provide housing assistance to survivors of human trafficking in Baltimore.

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program. It will help the Salvation Army’s Next Step Program for Victims of Human Trafficking provide housing and employment assistance to survivors of human trafficking.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the need for stable, supportive housing for survivors,” the lawmakers said. “Through a long-term approach, the Next Step Program will use this new federal funding to help survivors of human trafficking transition to living independently. We are proud to keep supporting these crucial efforts in Congress.”

The DOJ Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program supports housing assistance for victims of all forms of human trafficking throughout the United States. The Next Step Program will use this award to revamp its current program to help survivors of human trafficking access short-term housing, rental assistance, employment assistance and financial services.

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