Freedom Network USA

Housing Project

Training and Technical Assistance

Access to safe and affordable long-term housing is critical for survivors of human trafficking as they seek supportive services, justice, and, ultimately, heal. Affordable housing programs, including transitional and long-term, often have long waitlists and may restrict eligibility based on immigration status, criminal history, rental history, or current income. The housing landscape is truly complex and can be difficult to navigate.

The Freedom Network Training Institute (FNTI) provides advocates dynamic and up-to-date training and resources on housing options for survivors of human trafficking. The training, tools, and resources offer information and guidance for advocates in accessing appropriate emergency, transitional, and long-term housing options for survivors. FNTI’s Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project includes a wide array of expert consultants, including a Survivor Advisory Panel, supporting the creation of tools and delivery of training. You may access and share our materials by visiting the Resource Library. Feel free to contact us with any specific requests using our ‘inquiry’ link below.

Upcoming Technical Assistance Session: Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters

As a follow-up to our webinar in July, the FNTI Housing Project invites you to attend a technical assistance session on Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters. This live technical assistance session will answer questions about implementing trauma-informed practices in shelters that were left unanswered from the original webinar as well as any new questions submitted prior to the TA session. Participants can submit questions to the panelists through the registration link. All are welcome- participation is not limited to those who joined the webinar in July.

Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET



Watch Our Most Recent Webinar

Survivors of trafficking often need housing assistance after exiting their trafficking situation. Domestic violence, homeless or human trafficking specific shelters, unfortunately, may have practices that mirror trafficking experiences and heighten the risk of re-traumatization. This webinar provides participants a foundation for understanding and implementing trauma-informed practices in shelters. Participants explore promising practices for shelters that are centered on self-determination, survivor choice, and trauma-informed services.

Access all our past webinars here. 


Rapid Re-Housing: Securing Housing for Survivors of Trafficking

Rapid Re-Housing is a response to homelessness aimed at returning individuals to permanent housing as quickly as possible. This fact sheet explores how rapid re-housing can be utilized to house survivors of trafficking.

Fact Sheet

A Guide for Working with Domestic Violence Shelters

guide for anti-trafficking programs

This guide provides anti-trafficking programs guidelines on assessing if a Domestic Violence (DV) shelter is a good fit for a survivor and ideas for creating effective collaborations with DV programs.

Fact Sheet

Funding Alert: Housing Funds to Serve
Survivors of Human Trafficking

This fact sheet provides an overview of the HUD Continuum of Care Domestic Violence Bonus funds and tips for anti-trafficking organizations to apply for the funds.

Fact Sheet

The Rights-based Approach in Housing for Survivors

Safe and stable housing is a basic human right. This fact sheet explains the human right-based approach in housing, the practice, and impact.

Fact Sheet

Continuums of Care and Anti-Trafficking Programs

This fact sheet provides an introduction to Continuums of Care (CoC) and explores how anti-trafficking organizations can collaborate with their local CoC.

Fact Sheet

FNUSA Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project Flyer

This flyer contains information on how to access resources and assistance through the Freedom Network Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project.



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This webpage was produced by Freedom Network USA under Grant Number 2017-VT-BX-K018, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webpage are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.