Training and Technical Assistance
Access to safe and affordable long-term housing is critical for survivors of human trafficking. 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 training and resources on housing options for survivors of human trafficking. This includes guidance for advocates in accessing appropriate emergency, transitional, or 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, who supports the creation and delivery of content.
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Addressing the Intersection of Substance Use and Housing: Parenting and Guardians
This webinar is part two of the Intersection of Substance Use and Housing training recorded on April 1, 2021. This webinar will build on the previous training while focusing on serving survivors who identify as parents or guardians. It will discuss best practices in serving survivor parents while maintaining a trauma-informed, person-centered, and voluntary services housing model.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm EST
Language Access and Housing Services
This webinar will provide an overview of creating and implementing a successful language access plan for housing programs. The presenters will discuss the importance of cultural humility when serving survivors who identify as limited English proficiency, deaf or hard of hearing, and/or disabled survivors. Attendees will receive practical examples of how housing programs have implemented and maintained internal policies of language access and service accessibility.
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm EST
Housing First: Improving Access to Housing for Youth Survivors
Accessing Emergency Housing Vouchers
Accessing Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for Trafficking Survivors
This resource discusses what Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) are, who is eligible to receive them, and how anti-trafficking programs can partner with public housing agencies (PHAs) and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to receive referrals for EHVs.
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