The Trump administration will distribute over $35 million in grants to human trafficking survivors. Attorney General William Barr, presidential adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump, and other officials will announce details about the Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking at a White House event, The Hill reports. The grants will be provided by the Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime. Victims will be able to use the funds to receive counseling, find permanent housing, or receive job training.
Ivanka Trump has made human trafficking one of her areas of concern, citing how the pandemic has forced trafficking survivors to live with their offenders due to stay-at-home orders across the nation. “The administration has heard these concerns and is responding by awarding leading nonprofit organizations the necessary funding to ensure that survivors have a stable place to live,” she said. Seventy-three organizations across 33 different states will share grants. Some groups receiving aid are the Camillus House in Miami, Jordan Community Resource Center in Shaker Heights in Ohio, and Alternatives for Girls, Detroit.