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The Resource Library includes fact sheets, promising practices, tools, templates, and training materials developed by subject-matter experts with direct experience working with survivors. Resource topics address current trends and challenges in the field.

 

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Assessing Fair Market Rent

This tool will assist service providers with understanding Fair Market Rent and Rent Reasonableness when providing rental assistance through federal funds.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  
Demographics: Adults  

Core Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Healthcare and Behavioral Health Systems

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) has released a new report on core competencies, or skill sets that healthcare and behavioral health practitioners should have in order to more effectively identify and serve individuals who have either experienced trafficking or are at risk of trafficking. The goal of these competencies is to improve the response to human trafficking through a more trauma-informed and culturally responsive lens.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Reports  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Public Health   Trauma Informed  

Accessing Shelter Options Through the Safe Shelter Collaborative

This webinar introduced the Safe Shelter Collaborative and then explored how anti-trafficking providers can use the collaborative to house survivors of trafficking.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  

An Introduction to the Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project

This webinar, hosted on October 1, 2020, gives new OVC grantees an overview of FNUSA's Housing TTA Project. We share upcoming activities, resources, and support available to OVC Housing grantees through the Housing TTA Project. We also discuss the policy and procedure review process, a requirement under the special conditions for the OVC grant, and what services grantees can expect during their grant award.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Program Management  

Utilizing VOCA Funding to House Survivors of Trafficking

This webinar will gave participants an overview of what VOCA funds are, how to access them, and how to utilize them to house survivors of trafficking.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Program Management  

Freedom Network USA’s Standards of Care

Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) is committed to the human rights-based approach to addressing human trafficking. Although the services provided may vary from one organization to another, FNUSA members are expected to provide services that are trauma-informed and person-centered. This document outlines the values and tenants that we actively practice and promote
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets   Promising Practices   Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  

Peer Support Call: Deep Dive on Eviction Moratoriums

In this second call on eviction moratoriums, participants had the opportunity to hear from the National Housing Law Project on the current status of eviction moratoriums, what they mean for survivors, and how service providers can navigate evictions.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  

Housing LGBTQ+ Survivors of Trafficking

LGBTQ+ individuals experience high rates of homelessness, have a heightened vulnerability of being exploited, and are often excluded from housing programs. This webinar discusses the challenges that LGBTQ+ survivors face in accessing safe and stable housing and explores housing models and practices to enhance access to housing for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  
Demographics: LGBTQIA+  

Housing Survivors of Human Trafficking During COVID-19

Although housing has always been an essential need for survivors of trafficking, communities throughout the United States are experiencing new challenges with the spread of COVID-19. This fact sheet discusses the challenges and potential solutions for housing survivors of trafficking during the pandemic.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Case Management   Housing   Trauma Informed  

Peer Support Call: Utilizing Hotels to House Survivors of Trafficking During COVID-19

As we navigate the stress and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that anti-trafficking programs may have questions or need support navigating housing. The FNTI Housing Project is hosting a series of peer support calls with service providers to discuss current challenges and strategies. This call addressed utilizing hotels to house survivors of trafficking. The call will also focused on how service providers can navigate confidentiality while utilizing hotels.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing